These days the competition has to make choices and exclude certain authors, to allow others to arrive at the bottom.
I am convinced that this passage is full of pitfalls and also totally subjective choices that may not fully reflect the values that are in place. However, I am consoled by the fact that these choices are dictated only by the subjective belief of the value of a work and not by any other consideration, because we respect all, but we do not ask favors from or reciprocate.
Then you can go wrong and if anyone can have the conviction that he was not treated with measured hope we will always give the excuse of good faith.
A competition has to select, reduce the participants and do so according to a judgment of merit or came from a reader or a committee of readers in mind the jury filter.
However no one has the truth in his pocket, much less, jurors or readers of a literary prize.
From this premise we come to operational communications.
On premiocittadicomo.it site will appear shortly the names of the various selected in the various sections of the award.
It will be a big squad and the fact of entering it or not , in some cases ,it just depends on a few shades.
Further on, to the 15 September, the names of the finalists among which the winners will be chosen.
The award ceremony, as widely reported previously, It will take place at Villa Olmo Como beginning at 16.00 the 12 October and will be open to all.
This edition will see the debut of a new initiative, a battellata as we say in Como, the day after the ceremony, ie Sunday 13 Ottobre.
Start in Piazza Cavour at 11.00 and boat tour from the name inspired by the Betrothed, Brother Christopher, Lariana navigation on the western shore waters to Bellagio.
Here a pause of about two hours to visit the beautiful town known throughout the world and if you want to have lunch, with return to the city admiring the other side of the lake and its many suggestions at 17.00.
They can attend all competitors who wish, Finalists and their guests up naturally available positions are filled.
On board will be a professional actor who will read excerpts from the works received in the final.
However more detailed information will follow.
Now a really friendly greeting and a goodbye, for some, the day of the award. For others, selected or not, a wish for success to personal expectations.
The organizer of the prize