Franco Di Mare He is the winner of the section "Narrative edit”: in his novel "The coffee of miracles" (Rizzoli) He combined with expertise, irony, compassion, surprise, sociological analysis and expressive simplicity, stimulating the imagination of the reader.
In second place it was ranked Pina Leagues with "Only my silence" (Painter), a well-written novel in which the plot is conducted with care, the characters are well defined and there is a significant development in the history of time. Another highlight is the alternation between syntax and lexicon Italian and Sardinian, the author manages to handle elegantly expressive movement between the two languages.
Domenico Dara with his debut novel "Short treatise on coincidences" wins the award instead Beginners: his book comes alive in a carousel of various characters and is characterized in a writing together where language and dialect blend harmoniously. The coincidences of the novel offer to the postman can get into other people's lives and we'll be in a world of infinite variables where universal and particular blend wonderfully.
IS Armando Massarenti, instead, the first prize in the "Saggistica”: "How to become happy" (Guanda), with art expert Socratic, questions the ancient philosophers and extracts the sap very lively, able to bring relief and hope to readers today. Massarenti seems to have made the motto of George Steiner ("You read in the classic you more than you do with him”) lights and the relentless pursuit of wisdom, ie the philosophy, as a lifestyle, pleasant and not at all erudite or pedantic, path to find the inner grammar of each of us.
Second place, ranks Gian Nicola Bisciotti with "My eyes on the world" (Autopubblicato). His book goes looking for the real answers to the questions that we all do us the most hidden moments and look at the world's roads among the nations. Where is the world wonders Bisciotti and what are the factors that will allow the project to continue its journey man?
TALES OF THE TERRITORY
The section "Tales of the territory" was won by Elena Salem with "Testament of an indifferent", history included in the anthology "dots in the universe" (FT - FinisTerrae), for bringing the reader to dwell on the meaning of life in relation to the death with great serenity and humanity. A work in which emerge as the solidarity and altruism.
The section "Poetry edited" It was won by ex aequo Titian Broggiato with "City at the end of the world" (Jaka Book), a book full of love for life as a journey, adventure and leave the wonder and discovery, and Lucrezia line with "The corollary of happiness" (Publishing House Print), a work of the most intense and representative of the young generation, a troublesome that the author is able to express and convey firmly. A book that manages to involve the reader in ways go.
A Giancarlo Majorino, one of the most outstanding figures of Italian poetry of the twentieth century, He was awarded a lifetime achievement award. His latest book, "Crowds of everything" (Mondadori), It confirms the great originality, the immediate recognition of the writing and the breadth of issues.
The prize for best newcomer goes instead to Nicoletta Grillo with "Letters to the administration of the condominium" (Lietocolle) for the skilful architecture and stylistic rigor without a shadow of smudging.
The section "Unpublished poem”, instead, was won by Massimiliano Bossini with "Cast", the ability to stand out from the crowd by choosing images, originality dictation and accuracy in meeting the target inevitably raise, few and short texts, skinny, without punctuation, precise and rigorous.
The only section "The bright”, dedicated to aphorisms and epigrams, was won by Roberto Morpurgo with "Prejudices of freedom" (Publishing Puntoacapo), a real find, author a robust and mature through the filter of a diary marked fragments it offers an energetic combat with the world and also a hymn to the word as inescapable vehicle of thought.
A Luciana Loureiro with "Aphorisms" went instead the prize of the Italian Association for the Aforisma: if you think the short is the dream of a “pharmakon”, a medicine to soothe the bitterness of today distracted and restless, Luciana Loureiro knows dispense a few drops in a precious distilled. Not without a certain taste for the game fonosimbolico.
Among the “Under 30”, the first prize was awarded to Valentina D’Urbano with "That life that we lack" (Longanesi), write a novel crystalline states a breath. The second step of the podium went Erica Pramauro with "ATM listening" (Genesis Publishing House), book which describes tone mild but effective representatives of the Italian youth who attends compulsory education contrasting the youth to adults consists of professors, in a fresco of fun ideas and particularly inspired. Third place is Carolina Canziani with "Remedies for sore throat", a book in which organic clarity and composure style blend in intensity and compression of the poetic word.
Finally, the winner of the photo contest "When the image tells " is Marco Colciago with "The Messenger".
The work of the winner stands, as well as for the effectiveness in the use of the white / black, for using an actual written text as the main theme of the story, indeed making, as the title of the work, the real star. We therefore decided to reward the work that most of all developed the theme of the story cinematically, directly inspired by the movie "Forrest Gump"
The winners of the second edition of the City of Como were selected by a jury chaired by the writer Andrea Vitali and format of Bruno Pizzul, Maurizio Cucchi, Andrea Fazioli, George Albonico, Laura Garavaglia, Emilio Great, Lorenzo Morandotti, Charles Pozzoni and Mario Schiani, flanked in turn by a selection of players chosen.
Special recognition Ferruccio de Bortoli.
At the awards ceremony, presented by Cinzia Poli Radio Two, It intervened Sergio Scappini, teacher accordion MI.DI and teacher at the conservatory in Milan, who performed the musical accompaniment.