From 02/09/2016 To 04/09/2016
XVII edition of the Vittoria Aganoor Pompilj award
The Awards Ceremony will take place during the Monte del Lago Correspondence festival
The competition for the XVII edition of the Vittoria Aganoor Pompilj national literary award for letter writing has been opened. The competition will include two categories: the first is devoted to correspondence published in critically acclaimed editions, the only one of its kind in Italy, and the second is unpublished essays in letter form, with an annual theme.
The only award in Italy devoted exclusively to correspondence, letters and essays, this award came about from a desire to recover and safeguard a writing style whose very existence is threatened by the new methods of communication, but also to recognise the hard work done by scholars who devote their careers to correspondence and essays, fundamental tools for reconstructing historical and artistic events as told by those who were there at the time.
The first category prize in 2015 was given to an entry entitled Elena Croce-Maria Zambrano. A presto dunque, e a sempre (Letters 1955-1990), by Elena Laurenzi, Milan. Published by Rosellina Archinto. The second category by Liliana Sghettini from Pescara.
You can register by downloading the registration form from www.magionecultura.it or from the facebook page: premio vittoria aganoor