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The Bridge Book Award - Third Edition



The Bridge Book Award - Third Edition

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You are invited to the Award Ceremony and Panel Discussion for the Italian winners of the Third Edition of the Book Award "The Bridge" with curator Maria Ida Gaeta, panelists Tiziana Rinaldi Castro and Eli Gottlieb (2016 American Fiction winner), and the 2017 Italian winners, Andrea Inglese for fiction (Parigi è un desiderio, Ponte alle Grazie) and Antonella Tarpino for Non Fiction (Il Paesaggio Fragile: L’ Italia Vista dai Margini, Einaudi).

The award ceremony will also mark the opening of Librografie by Gonzalo Orquin, an exhibition inspired by the protagonists of the greatest Italian novels of the 20th Century, and curated by the House of Literatures of Rome.


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Embassy of Italy 
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Poet, essayist, novelist, blogger, translator and literary activist. He was born in Italy in 1967. He lives in Paris. He has a PhD in Comparative Literature and he held teaching positions in Contemporary Italian Literature at the University of Paris III. In 2003 he wrote an essay on the theory of the novel, L’eroe segreto [The secret hero]. Others literary essays on novel and poetry are included in a number of volumes, in Italy and France. He published eight books of poetry and prose. One of his most recent poetry books, Lettere alla Reinserzione Culturale del Disoccupato [Letters to the Cultural Rehabilitation of the Unemployed] appeared in an Italian (Italic Pequod, 2013), French (translated in French by Stéphane Bouquet, NOUS, 2013) and English edition (translated in English by Sara Elena Rossetti, Patrician Press, 2017). His anthology of the French poet Jean-Jacques Viton, Il commento definitivo. Poesie 1984-2008, was published by Metauro in 2009. His first novel, Parigi è un desiderio [Paris is a desire], was published by Ponte alle Grazie in 2016. He is a member of the literary blog Nazione Indiana. He is on the editorial committee of “alfabeta2” and curator of Descrizione del mondo [Description of the World], a collective project based on exhibitions and the website



Antonella Tarpino is an esteemed historian, essayist, and editor who has written many well-known texts. She is a journalist for the magazines, "Lo Straniero" and "L'Huffington Post,” as well as an author of the upper level history books, “Codice storia” and “La Scena del Tempo”. In addition, Tarpino has devoted some of her research to the transformation of everyday objects and landscapes in the Italy; especially focusing on abandoned places that persist in the memory of the Bel Paese. Moreover, Tarpino wrote the award-winning trilogy Geografie della MemoriaSpaesati, and Il Paesaggio Fragile. In fact, in 2013, Spaesati won the 86th Bagutta Prize, the first and only in its class. Her latest book is Il Paesaggio Fragile: L’ Italia Vista dai Margini (2016- Einaudi). 



Data: Lun 30 Ott 2017

Orario: Dalle 18:00 alle 19:30

Organizzato da : Italian Cultural Institute

In collaborazione con : see above

Ingresso : Libero


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