Time.news – Emanuele Trevi with “Due vite” (Neri Pozza editions) this evening won the 75th edition of the Strega Prize. The 57-year-old Roman writer got 187 votes. The ceremony was held in the garden of the Nymphaeum of the National Etruscan Museum of Valle Giulia, in Rome. In second place Donatella Di Pietrantonio with “Borgo Sud” (Einaudi), with 135 votes, and in third Edith Bruck with “Il pane perduto” (La nave di Teseo), with 123 votes. So, in fourth place Giulia Caminito with “The water of the lake is never sweet” (Bompiani), with 78 votes, and in fifth place Andrea Bajani with “The book of houses” (Feltrinelli), with 66 votes.
The seat was chaired by Sandro Veronesi, winner of the last edition of the Premio Strega with “Il Colibri ‘” (The ship of Theseus). 589 of the 660 with the right to vote voted (equal to about ‘89%). The jury is composed of the 400 Amici della Domenica, the historical group of voters made up of personalities from the world of culture, and the 240 votes among the readers abroad chosen by the 30 Italian cultural institutes, therefore the so-called ‘strong readers’, chosen by independent bookstores, and the collective votes cast by schools, universities and reading groups, including the circles set up by the Libraries of Rome.
“I offer my greatest compliments to Emanuele Trevi who gave life to this jewel. It is a testimony of a sensitivity and literary ability that we are proud to have found the right harmony both with the public of readers and with the jury of the award. most important in Italy “, said Laura Della Vecchia, president of Neri Pozza, the publisher of ‘Due Vite’. “Let’s not pretend to be modest, we are really happy that a publishing house born in an industrious province like Vicenza is recognized for its constant and painstaking work, which enriches the culture of this country”, added the president.
“Thanks to the jurors, who were able to understand and reward a very special and very emotional book. Thanks to Emanuele Trevi, an equally extraordinary and unconventional author, for choosing us for his beautiful Due Vite”, commented Matteo Montan, CEO of Neri Pozza and the Athesis Publishing Group “.