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Book Award "The Bridge"



Book Award


The Week of the Italian Language in the World promotes Italian as a great language of classical and contemporary culture. Every year the diplomatic and cultural network of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation chooses a theme for this initiative and organizes a series of events in the third week of October. In 2015, Under the High Patronage of the President of the Republic of Italy, for the XV edition of the Week of the Italian Language in the World - October 19 through October 24 - the chosen theme is "Italiano della musica, la musica dell'Italiano."

You are cordially invited to the Inauguration Ceremony of the 15th Italian Language Week in the World, which will take place on Monday, October 19 with the presentation of the Book Award "THE BRIDGE" organized and supported by the American Embassy in Rome, Casa delle Letterature of Rome, Nation-al Italian American Foundation (NIAF), American Initiative for Italian Culture (AIFIC) and Federazione Unitaria Italiana Scrittori (FUIS). The Book Award "The Bridge" has been created and curated by Casa delle Letterature of the Rome Municipality.

The Book Award "The Bridge" is aimed to reinforce the mutual understanding between Italy and the USA by exposing the reading public to the best works of fiction and nonfiction recently released in the two countries. The Award is meant to be a "bridge" that connects two cultures.

The Book Award "The Bridge" collaborates with the Embassy of Italy and Italian Cultural Institute in Washington, the American Academy in Rome, the Calandra Institute in New York, and the Italian Cultural Institute in New York.

Embassy of Italy
3000 Whitehaven Street NW
Washington, DC 20008


Please click on "Make a Reservation" by October 19, 2015 at 2 PM

Reservations are available until we reach capacity or by the above date/time (whichever comes first)



Date: Monday, October 19, 2015

Time: From 6:30 pm To 9:30 pm

Organized by : See above

Entrance : Free


Embassy of Italy