INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE CITY OF COMO: THE WINNERS OF THE THIRD EDITION
Win Alessandro Ceni, Lorenzo Marone, Chiara Bellini and Laura Basil.
A Edward Boncinelli a special prize.
They were announced Saturday 2 July at the beautiful Villa Olmo the winners of the third edition of Literature Prize City of Como, which was soon part of more than 1750 authors from all over Italy and Europe and numerous publishing houses of national importance (by Mondadori, Einaudi) thus exceeding the record of the previous editions.
"Never before this year the quality of the works is leavened. Unfortunately, an award also provides for exclusions, sometimes suffered. However, I want to remind participants that any judgment is always subjective, and for those who write the magic is in conveying emotions or concepts. If they are the best awards, otherwise little change”, He commented George Albonico, creator and organizer of the event.
This year the City of Como Prize offered a special recognition to a personality who is particularly distinguished for the dissemination of Italian culture in the last two years: the choice fell on the writer and scientist Edward Boncinelli.
The section "Poetry edited " was won by Alessandro Ceni with "uninterrupted fighting” (Effigie, 2015): a whirling force and mortal soul these pages and leads in the center of the earthquake. The Tuscan landscape - city or partner - it is disfigured and thrown into a cosmic and turbulent night, in a hurricane in the world which is also "hurricane of words", Ceni writes at the beginning of his journey unheard. Nothing is spared: men, females, children, auto, flowers, hospitals are ransacked by a merciless and exterminating look that locates and sounds his secret underground cry, and of every creature. Ceni writes here its modern De Rerum Natura with the same expressive fury of his great ancestor.
also rewarded Mariangela Gualtieri che ne "Young words” (Einaudi, 2015) He brings forth his great archetypes by the minimum home opportunities, with a continuous movement from bottom to top, from the body to the cosmos, and Luca Lanfredi with "The time that is formed” (The Arcolaio, 2015), an invitation to meditate on the meaning of time, which portrays the reality and memory, and their echoes the iconic symbolism, by lightning, flash and appearances
A Lorenzo Babini recognition for the debut "Santa wealth”. The author, young and delicate poet from Romagna, leads you step by step in a restless and night city, between coca-cola cans, hypermarkets and heavenly visions and shows the teeming anxiety that runs through the underground. It is a city full of tension and fear but also of enchantment, where you always have the impression that, around the corner, we can come across in the appearance or in the miracle, in something unknown, terrible, wonderful, which it is the very meaning of the meeting, as a crucial site of the discovery of self and the world.
The section dedicated to "Videopoesie"It was won by Barbara Bernardi "Kairos" con, an ode to the foundations of life in which the human presence – even in space relative to a work of art – magically back in harmony with the world.
Winner of the section "Unpublished poem" is Damiano Scaramella with "uterus white”: the tragic sense of life sublimated in the story of an existential parable, dall’alfa all’omega. seconds Ivana Tanzi with "Self-portrait in the mirror”, constantly strive poetry between heaven and earth that emphasizes the attention to the dialogue between body and soul and sinking deep in reality making it emerge mysteries and symbolism, and Torre Novella with "Collection of unpublished poems”, an intense songbook of love that is embodied in the here and now of a fleeting and precious passion as a moment, its rhythms and its silences.
Lorenzo Marone with "Sadness has a light sleeper” (Longanesi, 2016) He is the winner of the section "narrative ". The book contains a deep reflection of the protagonist, that for the first time he decided to go through the most important moments of their lives and to address them one by one, with a fine writing style, original and exciting.
Also among the winners Valeria Montaldi with "the stray” (Piemme, 2016), history which is built around two women with many features in common: the characters are well defined and have peculiar characteristics which remain well imprinted; The Montaldi manages to seamlessly connect the past with the present, through narrative accents made with Impact descriptions that create a compelling picture of history and superstition, reality and mystery, and Pierluigi Panza with "The inventor of forgetfulness” (Simon and Schuster, 2014). Panza describes the Germany of the seventeenth century, but keeping in mind the contemporary society: in themes that are perceived data management, of collective memory and of the right to be forgotten by password and endless codes, it is not difficult to read much current concerns.
For the debut win ex aequo Mario Garofalo with "At the end of each thing” (Frassinelli, 2016) - That describes skillfully narrative the story of Johann Trollmann said Rukeli, a great story of courage and sport, deeply linked to the political events of its past - and Michele Mauri with "smoked, the other half of Leonardo” (Bellavite, 2015): including investigation and historical fresco, an original tribute to the genius da Vinci that illuminates without betraying a little known side of his artistic and human adventure.
The section "Saggistica"It was won by Chiara Bellini with "In the Land of Snows” (Einaudi, 2015). In the book, enriched by a most valuable iconographic, The author has succeeded in identifying the structure lines are easily recognizable in the evolution of Tibetan civilization, and he did it with brilliant style, with capacity for synthesis, jauntily, leaving out the easy anecdotal effects and clichés.
The author, information after information, tries to reconstruct a historical tapestry complex, without ever falling into attitude of absolute definition and eventually slowly up a very complex picture varied, unique and different from the West of this country as a place for definition of inner reflection and introspection.
also rewarded Vincenzo Barone with "Albert Einstein. The manufacturer of universes” (The third, 2016) book that combines the story of the life of the great physical exposure of his ideas in science, combining narrative style, historical accuracy and rigor of exposure and the book "Newton&co. genes bastards"of Andrea Frova and Mariapiera Marenzana offering a fresco of the vicissitudes of science and scientists over the years - between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries - in which science is developed in England: in the title, this work announces the tale of "rivalries and disputes with the physical dawn», and does so with the rigor of the documentation together with the fluidity and exposure to the wit.
For nonfiction was awarded Best First Feature "Rosarno generation” (Melampo, 2015) of Serena Bird. The volume tells, thanks to the direct participation of the author in a successful school run by a courageous president, the lives of children boys boss of the 'Ndrangheta or collaborators or witnesses of justice, who live together with the children of the victims. shown through the lives no longer for just terrible family spent, but eventually through their dreams, anxieties and hopes.
Winner of the section "Racconti" is Laura Basilico with "A manuscript is not wasted”, an erotic and literary game which reveals the background to the publishing industry and, dressing noir, He proves tricky for the protagonist.
runners Bruna Franceschini with "bad thoughts", the story of a childhood that culminates in a dramatic episode: harassment kept in silence in a bid to make it disappear is finally confessed at the end of a song in which, with sharp precision and evocative power infallible, the author denounces a gallery of characters who by their presence form (and deform) the personality of the protagonist, e “I was born in a backyard"of Rosanna Pirovano which it is credited with having rebuilt in a detailed and clear the atmosphere of popular life in a big yard, full of people, of families and jobs, but especially of very lively characters. On top of the practical things, while colored, experienced by people linger emotions, enthusiasms, the anguish, happiness and pain that accompany the life of this community that is the protagonist of the story "I was born in a courtyard".
Among "Under 30"Won Camilla Ambrosoli with the volume "With hands and hearts. Ancient crafts of Lake Como” (Editoriale Lariana, 2015), rigorous research that enhances the dignity of work and highlights the identity roots of a territory through its most typical and ancient professionalism.
also rewarded Silvia Montemurro with "Look for me in the wind” (Sperling & copper, 2016) where he shines the importance in the lives of the true power of love that goes beyond many futility and supporting you in the worst moments, and Giancarlo Picci with "The daughters of the apothecary” (Kurumuny, 2014), book that manages to take the reader being able immediately to hand to accompany him in the immense scenarios landscape of Salento, including ginger perfumes, cocoa beans, wild mint and licorice, it almost seems to enjoy the smell.
The photographic section "When the image tells and excites"It was won by Francesco Ruffoni with “A flutter” sequence 8 images, embellished with a very good choice of white / black that, as a written narrative, It evokes a history of travel to unknown shores. The flight of pigeons towards natural destinations is a counterpoint to the very expressive face of the protagonist that you care and makes them fly, and his intense gaze seems to sublimate the meaning of this trip by transferring it into an open horizon, giving it a deeper meaning than just the words of a story may express.
seconds Tomaso Corengia with "growing old together”, where he managed to represent, with 7 photography and the help of black and white, a history between the dog and his owner, a sequence of pictures that conveys a love and a symbiosis between the two, and Daniela Wolves that, in his photographs, He tells a story of a girl trapped in a room: the images convey a desire to escape and the sadness of this girl, very moving and very strong thanks to the color that he wanted to give to images.
The winners were selected by a jury chaired by Andrea Vitali and format of Raffaella Castagnola, editor of the cultural pages of the Corriere del Ticino, by the poet and critic Milo De Angelis, by writer and journalist Emilio Great, of Armando Massarenti, responsible insert cultural Sundays Il Sole 24 Ore, of Lorenzo Morandotti, in charge of the cultural pages of the Corriere di Como, by photographer Carlo Pozzoni, from the editor Laura Scarpelli and from Mario Schiani, editor of the cultural pages of the newspaper La Provincia, flanked by a large selection of selected players that from the beginning of the contest have read the works.
The Honorary Committee of the Prize City of Como 2016 It is represented by the magistrate and writer Joseph Battarino, of Giuseppe Colangelo, Pro Chancellor of the University of Insubria, of Mauro Franc, President of the Volta Foundation in Como, poet Giancarlo Majorino, of Barbara Minghetti, Chairman of the Social Theatre of Como, of Corrado Passera, Minister Como, and sports reporter Bruno Pizzul.
Among the novelties of the third edition of the Premio Città di Como "Golden Book of the year”, considered a better book, most popular, sold and sought after by readers and published in 2015, selected from insubrico territory of libraries.
The choice fell on "Kruso" (Del Vecchio publisher) di Lutz Seiler. A gripping and unpredictable novel draws an arc from the summer of 1989 at the moment, until the astonishing denouement in Copenhagen, in the Danish State Police catacombs. Kruso is the story of an adventure, a beautiful friendship and a life changing. The first novel in which the "Turn" is a pretext to feed the endless creative possibilities of the imagination, in an ode to poetry and storytelling.
The recognition will remain in the annals of the award in the form of plate special.
The award ceremony of the City of Como Award was presented by Clarissa Tami RSI -Radiotelevisione of Italian Switzerland.
The Literature Prize City of Como It is organized under the patronage of the Lombardy Region, Provincia di Como, Comune di Como, City of Grass, Chamber of Commerce of Como, University of Insubria and in collaboration with Parolario, Comolake.com, Espansione Tv, The Province of Como, AICC – Associazione Italiana di Cultura Classica, City of Communication, Partners Advertising & Web Addicted, Albergo Terminus Como, Hotel Metropole Suisse di Como, Sheraton Lake Como Hotel, Palace Hotel e Hotel Barchetta Excelsior.
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