Saturday 7 October in the magnificent setting of Villa Olmo in Como were rewarded the winners of the fourth edition of the International Prize for Literature City of Como, selected from among 2.100 Participants in the various sections: fiction published, fiction novel, poetry published, unpublished poetry, non-fiction, multimedia, reportage e teen.
The ceremony was also attended Dacia Maraini, Edward Boncinelli Giovanni Gastel, Members of the jury of the Award.
A Ferruccio De Bortoli, as president, It was given an award by Como Lions, Eleutheria Association and Tessabit, per the Vidas activities, home of the pediatric relief.
Here are the names of the winners by category.
Vince section Fiction published George Scianna with "The fish rule” (Einaudi, 2017), book that has the quality to turn to all generations in perfect balance, without getting lost in judgments. The author imagines what happens when a distress call remains unheeded and the story of four boys, attracted by the false lure of jihad, It becomes a symptom of a real malaise of the West no more reference points.
First finalist is the Iranian writer Fattaneh Haj Seyed Javadi with "The choice of Sudabeh” (Barrow, 2017), which it is now in Iran 56a edition selling millions of copies and generating a lively debate not only among Iranians readers but also among scholars of Persian literature. popular novel set in the Tehran 1900, explores issues of social differences and the status of women by offering a glimpse of life – uses, morals, beliefs- dell’Iran, some of which are still to be.
Second is a finalist Cristina Bellon with "The man who is not” (Cairo, 2016): a life of daily life emotionless monotone that of Giovanni Tosi, forty-five years, that after a divorce finds herself living in the country in the Lombardy countryside where he was born. Then, one day, a tragic event occurs and it is the beginning of the metamorphosis: if life sends you a signal, It is for you to catch him. And 'underlying demand: "How many more we have inside we do not know?"It then from there a path along a few months to change life.
The prize for the best first film was instead assigned to Enrico Galiano with "Yet we fall happy” (Garzanti, 2017) in which the author, writer and professor named among the hundred best teachers in Italy, He tells a story that captures the hidden emotions of youth sensitivity. A story that touches not only his students but which is able to touch the deepest chords of emotions of all of us to make us understand that feelings should not fear derivarci.
Vince unpublished fiction section, category novel, Daniela Musini with "Messalina, la whore august”. That Daniela Musini is a rich and vivid writing, sometimes redundant adjectives. The effect, however, is consistent with the history and the character of the protagonist and expresses brightness and excesses. With a depth psychological analysis of the figures, the text is sliding and gripping and follows careful historical reconstruction, thanks to a valuable use of sources.
For the unpublished story rather win ex aequo Alessia Raccichini with "Carmelina, blue heart, the heart of salt”ed Enrico Ferioli with "Viva la regina”.
That Alessia Raccichini is the story of the supreme sacrifice of a mother and son love - to allow him to grow up in a wealthy family - he is quietly locked in his pain and hope one day to go and serve in that house; Writing a seemingly modest and engaging in its simplicity.
The story of Enrico Ferioli develops instead lived in a real figure who can not abandon the role of majesty: precise writing and a narrative that goes straight in order to capture the reader's attention immediately.
Winner of the poetry section is published Andrea Leone with "Hohenstaufen” (The spinning wheel, 2016). In a language made of repetitions and liturgies, the author raises his crazy hand, his invocation because another world takes place, because another truth shine, the terrible truth of the human condition, the brave proud of our solitude and our being creatures.
First finalist is Sebastiano Aglieco with "Task king live” (The salt bridge, 2013): through powerful archetypes – the children, the blood, the dead, the father – Sebastiano Aglieco makes a great journey in the depths of the soul, a trip to bright colors and flashes of color, where men, animals and plants become bearers of wisdom and are deeply questioned.
According finalist is Gian Mario Villalta with "Telepathy” (Lietocolle, 2016), a symphonic book, a constellation of themes and symbols, a passionate journey through the lands of the Northeast, in the streets of the masters, children, ancestor, in the wisdom of the heavens and the trees, with a strong civic sense and the absolute need for a new community.
The prize for the best first film went instead to John Zambello with "disruptions sidereal” (Land of olive trees, 2017), on and visionary book, full of inventions and unexpected showing a real Naples and fantastic together, crossed by a nocturnal energy vortex and flame of the dream, a cosmic energy that is rampant in the world and reaches up to the sky.
Winner of unpublished poetry section Alessandro Bellasio with "In time and in the collision”. Young Milanese poet, Alessandro Bellasio steep writes verses and chipped, fragments of an exploded world, glimpses of pain and understanding where they emerge powerful the great archetypes of the night, wound, birth, the dramatic silence that besiege.
He won the non-fiction section Alessandra Trevisan with "Goliarda Sapienza. Una voce intertestuale” (Happy life, 2016), book that collects the voice of Goliarda Sapienza, author of the twentieth century Italian literature, However whose name began circulating posthumously. The work of Trevisan, the result of years of research around the complex figure of the Sicilian writer, touches and crosses all the voices of Wisdom: from theater to film, from poetry to prose, diaries to notebooks. Tracing the biography of Wisdom traced thanks to unpublished documents, and then entering the texts reweaving the web of existence plurima, vital and free, presented following an artistic journey that is grounded in the "voice" as "the first writing instrument".
First finalist is Elena Rinaldi with "Einstein and associated” (Hoepli, 2017). Divulgatrice, mathematics and researcher, Elena Rinaldi tells the collective nature of the enterprise that led to the formulation of relativity.
Second is a finalist Giada Lonati with "The last thing. Dignity and freedom at the end of life " (Rizzoli, 2017), a tribute to the life that tells the dignity, the beauty of leaving, because the terminal phase of life should not be thought of as the ultimate goal, something that destroys, but as something more sweet that can also give us the last moments of happiness.
For the best work from abroad it was awarded Mario Del Pero with "It was Obama. From hope of change to the election of Trump” (Feltrinelli, 2017): written with objectivity and detachment of this book their professional historian is an acute analysis of the enthusiasm and contradictions that have accompanied the eight years at the White House the first black president in US history. And their reflection on the history of the whole world.
In the multimedia section, for photography wins Andrea Gentlemen with "Havana posing”: the photo service has been realized in Cuba shortly after the death of Castro so as to grasp the atmosphere of suspension, of hope and uncertainty that prevents the future. Citizens' lives goes on in small daily gestures, although you understand that something has changed.
Annalisa Ballarini won the category of videopoetry with "Travel”, understood as existential experience, immersion in the depths of memory and dream thanks to visions that have the same consistency of language which give shape.
She won the Teen section Alessia Tagliabue with "Passion and reason”, a remarkable command of language combined with the ability to orchestrate with the same wisdom, the legacy of history and experience of the present life, through the eyes of those who looks on the trampoline of life with curiosity and at the same time with humble dedication.
The section dedicated to journalists is won ex aequo of Maria Rosaria Iazzetta with "The country of jasmine. A photographic journey in Burma” (Europe editions), a reportage which is the synthesis, contained in the pages of a diary in person, between the curiosity of the journalist and the deep gaze of the anthropologist, and Andrea Quadroni with Andrea Butti The Province of Como investigation into the illegal entry of migrants in Ticino describing a phenomenon, that of migration, that is likely to define an era.
THE GOLD BOOK
"Golden Book of the year” – the book felt better, most loved and sought after and published in 2016 – he was appointed “Voices of the verb go” (Sellerio, 2016) of Jenny Erpenbeck.
The book is a best seller in Germany and deserves to be known in Italy because it addresses one of the common social and cultural problems today in all of Europe, that of migrants, with an attitude devoid of rhetoric, charity, compassion, presenting him with a proper respect refugees. Jenny Erpenbeck reflects a completely immersed in this novel, almost to the limit of the chronicle and literary reportage, the paradoxical contrasts of our time, the opposition between wealth and poverty, freedom and enslavement, including the cancellation of the cultures and the design of a new identity.