I'm over two thousand participants the fourth edition of Literature Prize City of Como. A number growing steadily and almost doubled in the four years of activity thanks to the participation of all leading Italian publishers.
An award that has increasingly become a international flavor thanks to the works coming from all parts of the world: New York, The Angels, Abu Dhabi, Madrid, Berlin, Frankfurt, Palma de Mallorca, Belgrade, Istanbul, Paris, Brussels and also from Slovenia and Switzerland.
George Albonico, creator and curator of the City of Como Prize expresses great satisfaction with the results achieved:
"Vuol say that the prize is healthy and is considered not only the authors but also by the various publishing houses, from major to smaller, but no less valid and valuable. I am personally happy with the feedback received this year, higher than the previous editions, however, already significant. I think that any intellectual work deserves respect and consideration and for this our Award aims to implement creativity, fostering the talents and skills and find some author who has not yet emerged on the national scene ".
The prestigious jury chaired by Andrea Vitali and format of Edward Boncinelli, Dacia Maraini, Pierluigi Panza, journalist of the Corriere della Sera, Milo De Angelis, poet and critic, by photographer Giovanni Gastel, Francesca Giorzi, producing prose and CSR ACES President (Association of Writers of Italian Switzerland), Armando Massarenti, Director of the Sunday Il Sole 24 Ore, Flavio Santi, writer and professor at the University of Insubria, from the editor Laura Scarpelli and from Mario Schiani, editor of the cultural pages of the newspaper La Provincia di Como, It is now called upon to express themselves for the winners of the different categories: poetry, narrative, non-fiction, reportage - new to this edition -, teen and photography.
And given the high level of the works received numerous, in addition to the winners and the best work teen, could be Also awarded the second and third classified and will awarded a prize to the best work coming from abroad.
Even this year, then, You will be awarded a prize to a personality or a body which is particularly distinguished for the dissemination of culture or for special merits in the humanitarian field and will be named the "Golden Book of the year”, or the book felt better, most loved and sought after and published in 2016.
The ceremony of awarding of winners will take place on 7 October at Villa Olmo.
Designed by Giorgio in Albonico 2014, the Premio Città di Como It recognizes and values deserving authors, It promotes writing, literature and the first works and gives voice to ideas. It's a prize at a national and international nature but also aims to give a new boost to cultural tourism in the Como area and the city of Como which is named, pole of attraction for great writers of the past as Stendhal, Goethe and Foscolo.
The City of Como also boasts a prestigious Committee of Honor formed by the magistrate and writer Giuseppe Battarino, by Joseph Colangelo, Pro Chancellor of the University of Insubria, Mauro Frangi, President of the Volta Foundation in Como, the poet Giancarlo Majorino, Barbara Minghetti, Chairman of the Social Theatre of Como, Corrado Passera, Minister Como, and sports reporter Bruno Pizzul.
Among the winners of the previous editions Camilla Baresani, Armando Massarenti, Franco Di Mare, Titian Broggiato, Mario Santagostini, Alessandro Ceni, Lorenzo Marone and special prizes for lifetime achievement awarded to Ferruccio De Bortoli and Edoardo Boncinelli.
The Literature Prize Como City is organized with the support and patronage of the Municipality of Como.
With the support of the Lombardy Region, Provincia di Como, City of Grass, Chamber of Commerce of Como, University of Insubria, Order of Surgeons and Dentists Como, Provincial Community Foundation Comasca.
In collaboration with The Province, Associazione Italiana di Cultura Classica, Friends of Como, Casnati Studies Center, How Ubik, Parolario, Espansione Tv, Hotel Metropole Suisse, Alberto Terminus Como, Concorsifotografici.com, The book lovers, Tessabit, Italian Association for Aforisma, Palace Hotel, Sheraton Lake Como Hotel, Hotel Barchetta Excelsior, Best VistoinTv.
technical Sponsor: Comolake.com, Partners, Como Medieval City, B&B on Lake Como.
For more information
ASSOCIATION Eleutheria - Organizing Secretary
Via Oriani, 8 – 22100 Como
tel. 031.241392 – 334.5482855
Twitter @ PremioCittàComo
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