Emanuele Trevi with “Two vitand “(editions Neri Pozza) won the seventy-fifth edition of the Premio Strega. The 57-year-old Roman writer got 187 votes. The ceremony was held last night in the garden of the Ninfeo del National Etruscan Museum of Valle Giulia, in Rome. In second place Donatella Di Pietrantonio with “Borgo Sud” (Einaudi), with 135 votes, and to the third Edith Bruck with “The lost bread” (The ship of Theseus), with 123 votes.
So, in fourth place Giulia Caminito With thelake water is never sweet“(Bompiani), with 78 votes, and fifth 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 ‘”(La nave di Teseo). 589 of the 660 entitled to vote ( equal to about ‘89%).
The jury is made up of 400 Friends of Domenica, the historical group of voters formed by personalities from the world of culture, and by 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 expressed by schools, universities and reading groups, including the circles set up by the Libraries of Rome.
“It I dedicate to my mother who missed during this hellish period of human history that she would have enjoyed seeing this story on television because she loved all the X Factor races in Sanremo. I am very sorry because last time it was very bad that I had lost “, explained the winner of the award, at the announcement”
And then to a friend, a very familiar person at the Premio Strega who is a great photographer friend of Hemingway, Lorenzo Capellini who is in a moment of difficulty and was close to me until a few days ago, in the midst of this adventure. He’s in the hospital now. My thoughts go to him, a great friend of Moravia and Parise. We were working together on a book on Parco dei Daini in Rome, near Villa Borghese and I hope he is fit again and we can finish this project “, added Trevi with the bottle of Strega in hand.