There are 82 candidates for the Strega Prize, from Abbate to Zilahy

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There are 82 candidates for the Strega Prize, from Abbate to Zilahy

There are 82 fiction books chosen by the Friends of Sunday to compete for the Strega Prize. The deadline for presenting books at the LXXVIII edition of the literary recognition promoted by the Maria and Goffredo Bellonci Foundation and Strega Alberti Benevento, with the support of Roma Capitale and the Rome Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with BPER Banca has expired and the latest ones have been added 32 proposals. It is now up to the Steering Committee – Pietro Abate, Giuseppe D'Avino, Valeria Della Valle, Alberto Foschini, Paolo Giordano, Dacia Maraini, Melania G. Mazzucco, Gabriele Pedullà, Stefano Petrocchi, Marino Sinibaldi and Giovanni Solimine – the task of selecting the twelve finalist titles. The Committee also reserves the right to evaluate the admissibility of the book proposed by Laura Massacra, The Last Resort by Carmen Laterza, self-published via Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing.

The dozen will be announced on Friday 5 April at a press conference at the Rome Chamber of Commerce. The announcement of the five finalists will be held on 5 June in Benevento, at the Roman Theatre, while the election of the winner will take place on 4 July at the National Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia. Starting today, the Award website is online, where it is possible to view all the books proposed by the Friends of Sunday and the related reasons. On March 21st and April 5th the Strega Poetry Prize and European Strega Prize sections will be completed respectively.

Here is the complete list of books proposed: 1. Fulvio Abbate, Lo Stemma (The Ship of Theseus), proposed by Sandra Petrignani. 2. Sonia Aggio, In the Emperor's Room (Fazi), proposed by Simona Cives. 3. Fabienne Agliardi, Appetricchio (Fazi), proposed by Luca Doninelli. 4. Giuseppe Aloe, Le cose di prima (Rubbettino), proposed by Arnaldo Colasanti. 5. Maria Gabriella Anglani, Efrossini di Lefkada (Edizioni Giuseppe Laterza), proposed by Massimo Gramellini. 6. Pierdomenico Baccalario, The Great Man (The Beaver), proposed by Loredana Lipperini. 7. Cristina Battocletti, Epigenetics (The Ship of Theseus), proposed by Helena Janeczek. 8. Nicoletta Bianconi, An invincible winter (Manni), proposed by Cesare Milanese. 9. Nicola Bottiglieri, Assault on the Hill (Bertoni), proposed by Natale Antonio Rossi. 10. Adrián N. Bravi, Adelaida (Nutriments), proposed by Romana Petri. 11. Paolo Buchignani, The golden pin. Memories from an endless century (Arcadia Edizioni), proposed by Silvana Cirillo. 12. Franco Buffoni, Il Gesuita (FVE), proposed by Antonella Cilento. 13. Laura Buffoni, One day I'll tell you everything (HarperCollins), proposed by Serena Dandini. 14. Romolo Bugaro, The boys of sixty years (Einaudi), proposed by Tiziano Scarpa. 15. Alberto Capitta, SV's thesis (Il Maestrale), proposed by Giuseppe Conte. 16. Nevio Casadio, The rooms of the secret gardens (Vallecchi), proposed by Paolo Ferruzzi. 17. Marco Cassardo, We were immortal (Mondadori), proposed by Marco Missiroli. 18. Giulio Cavalli, The Female Eaters (Fandango Libri), proposed by Lisa Ginzburg. 19. Filippo D'Angelo, Cities and days (nottetempo), proposed by Gianluigi Simonetti. 20. Antonella Di Fabio, The murder of Valle Giulia (Frilli), proposed by Massimiliano Minerva. 21. Viola Di Grado, Marabbecca (The Ship of Theseus), proposed by Daria Bignardi. 22. Paolo Di Paolo, Novel without humans (Feltrinelli), proposed by Gianni Amelio. 23. Donatella Di Pietrantonio, The fragile age (Einaudi), proposed by Vittorio Lingiardi. 24. Vladimir Di Prima, The Darkness of Three (Arkadia), proposed by Saverio Simonelli. 25. Costanza DiQuattro, The Wrath of God (Baldini+Castoldi), proposed by Roberto Barbolini. 26. Paola Fabiani, The Chronicles of Dora Mattei. The crimson red rose (Helicon), proposed by Ignazio R. Marino. 27. Peppe Fiore, The Lovers (Einaudi), proposed by Marco Cassini. 28. Olga Gambari, The secret name (Miraggi Edizioni), proposed by Carlo D'Amicis. 29. Giuseppe Genna, The true crime (Bompiani), proposed by Ferruccio Parazzoli. 30. Fabio Genovesi, Pure Gold (Mondadori), proposed by Concita De Gregorio. 31. Eleonora Geria, A sense of you (La Corte Editore), proposed by Giulia Ciarapica. 32. Angela Giannitrapani, The House Next Door (Progedit), proposed by Raffaele Nigro. 33. Tommaso Giartosio, Autobiogrammatica (minimum fax), proposed by Emanuele Trevi. 34. Davide Grittani, The flock (Alter Ego), proposed by Wanda Marasco. 35. Fabrizio Guarducci, Eclissi (Lorenzo de Medici Press), proposed by Simonetta Bartolini. 36. Ginevra Lamberti, The well is worth more than time (Marsilio), proposed by Jonathan Bazzi. 37. Antonella Lattanzi, Things that are not told (Einaudi), proposed by Valeria Parrella. 38. Marco Lodoli, Tanto poco (Einaudi), proposed by Elena Stancanelli. 39. Laura Magni, Swing history around Fernandez (Morellini), proposed by Vito Bruschini. 40. Francesco Maino, I morticani (Italo Svevo), proposed by Maria Teresa Carbone. 41. Giuseppe Mancusi Barone, My icons (Guide), proposed by Cesare de Seta. 42. Marco Mantello, Marie Gulpin (Neri Pozza), proposed by Lorenzo Pavolini. 43. Michela Marzano, I'm still waiting for someone to apologize to me (Rizzoli), proposed by Simonetta Sciandivasci. 44. Maria Masella, Tunnel (La Corte Editore), proposed by Marcello Ciccaglioni. 45. Daniela Matronola, In full light (Les Flâneurs Edizioni), proposed by Francesca Pansa. 46. Annarosa Mattei, The queen who loved freedom. History of Christina of Sweden from Northern Europe to Baroque Rome (Salani), proposed by Mirella Serri. 47. Eleonora Mazzoni, The heart is a jumble. Life and masterpiece of the revolutionary Manzoni (Einaudi), proposed by Filippo La Porta. 48. Raffaele Messina, The blue inside (Marlin), proposed by Diego De Silva. 49. Diego Millefoglie, Tutti vivi (Mondadori), proposed by Dario Buzzolan. 50. Valentina Mira, On the same side you will find me (SEM), proposed by Franco Di Mare. 51. Eugenio Murrali, Marguerite was here (Neri Pozza), proposed by Aldo Cazzullo. 52. Paola Musa, Vitreous humor (Arkadia), proposed by Ilaria Catastini. 53. Stefania Nardini, The last train from Kiev (Les Flâneurs Edizioni), proposed by Gianni Maritati. 54. Fiammetta Palpati, The house of white orphans (Laurana Editore), proposed by Gioacchino De Chirico. 55. Andrea Pamparana, A condominium (Bibliotheka Edizioni), proposed by Angelo Piero Cappello. 56. Melissa Panarello, History of my money (Bompiani), proposed by Nadia Terranova. 57. Morena Pedriali Errani, Before you close your eyes (Perrone), proposed by Maria Ida Gaeta. 58. Enrico Pellegrini, Infinito (The Ship of Theseus), proposed by Furio Colombo. 59. Carmen Pellegrino, Where the light (The ship of Theseus), proposed by Gad Lerner. 60. Andrea Piva, The eternal girl (Bompiani), proposed by Nicola Lagioia. 61. Christian Raimo and Alessandro Coltré, Willy. A story of boys. The Colleferro crime: investigation into a massacre (Rizzoli), proposed by Martina Testa. 62. Antonio Rezza, Il fatticcio (The ship of Theseus), proposed by Aurelio Picca. 63. Luca Ricci, Pink Gothic (The Ship of Theseus), proposed by Massimo Onofri. 64. Daniele Rielli, The invisible fire. Human history of a natural disaster (Rizzoli), proposed by Antonio Pascale. 65. Alberto Riva, Last summer in Roccamare (Neri Pozza), proposed by Giorgio Montefoschi. 66. Raffaella Romagnolo, Fixing the universe (Mondadori), proposed by Lia Levi. 67. Maria Pia Romano, Controluce (Besa Muci), proposed by Maria Cristina Donnarumma. 68. Marco Rossari, The shadow of the volcano (Einaudi), proposed by Claudia Durastanti. 69. Ilaria Rossetti, The girls' factory (Bompiani), proposed by Paolo Petroni. 70. Evelina Santangelo, The feeling of the sea (Einaudi), proposed by Marcello Fois. 71. Alessandra Sarchi, The return is far away (Bompiani), proposed by Marco Antonio Bazzocchi. 72. Eduardo Savarese, The Mothers of Wisdom (Wojtek), proposed by Riccardo Cavallero. 73. Gennaro Serio, Ludmilla and the crow (L'orma), proposed by Giuseppe Lupo. 74. Raffaele Simone, Jazz Café (La nave di Teseo), proposed by Elisabetta Mondello. 75. Ezio Sinigaglia, Serious disorder with crime and escape (TerraRossa), proposed by Paolo Ruffilli. 76. Piero Trellini, R4. From Billancourt to Via Caetani (Mondadori), proposed by Francesco Caringella. 77. Chiara Valerio, Who says and who is silent (Sellerio), proposed by Matteo Motolese. 78. Marcello Veneziani, Vico of miracles. Dark and tormented life of the greatest Italian thinker (Rizzoli), proposed by Paolo Mieli. 79. Marco Vichi, The return (Guanda), proposed by Gabriele Ametrano. 80. Dario Voltolini, Invernale (The Ship of Theseus), proposed by Sandro Veronesi. 81. Paolo Zardi, The mechanics of bodies (Neo Edizioni), proposed by Marco Zapparoli. 82. Mirko Zilahy, Our Lady of the Clouds (HarperCollins), proposed by Roberto Ippolito.

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