Welcome to the Edinburgh Gadda Prize
The Edinburgh Gadda Projects
The Edinburgh Gadda Prize is powered by the Edinburgh Gadda Projects. Founded in 2000 to celebrate Carlo Emilio Gadda, one of the literary greats of European Modernism, the Projects have since grown into a formidable network making Edinburgh the premier centre for the promotion of Gadda Studies worldwide. Building on the success of the Projects’ formula, the Prize provides an international platform to recognise scholarly brilliance, while also promoting young creative talent in both Scotland and Italy. This is achieved through an innovative combination of scholarly and community projects.
The Prize has a biennial international edition in Scotland and an interim junior edition in Italy, again biennial. The Scottish edition, Edinburgh International, is in four Prizes, three of them scholarly – Crolla Amato Gadda Prize, Gadda First and Novecento in Saggio – and one a junior award open to secondary schools in the country, Scottish Gadda Juniors. The Italian junior edition, Gadda Giovani, is open to secondary schools in Abruzzo, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Lombardy, Molise, Sardinia and Veneto, all areas Gadda wrote about extensively, and leads to National Finals in Milan (2011), Montecassino (2013), Udine (2015) and Cagliari (2017).
Following the success of Gadda Giovani 2011, we are launching our first summer school Gaddus Scholars, as part of Edinburgh 2012. We are also piloting the first stages of our new Gaddus Research Centre, maximising synergies across projects as part of the Montecassino 2013 events programme No-Where-Next | War-Diaspora-Origin.
Gaddus Scholars, the Scottish Gadda Juniors Labs and International Gadda Juniors, Fabrizio Gifuni’s award winning show Gadda va alla guerra and the Award Ceremony for all Prize Categories – in sum, Edinburgh 2012 will take place at ECA Edinburgh College of Art, the Scottish Storytelling Centre, Stills Gallery, the Traverse Theatre and the University of Edinburgh, Thursday 20 to Saturday 22 September 2012. For the full events programme click here.
Prize Latest – The Junior Participants’ Take
Gadda Goes to War – Traverse Theatre, 21-22 Sept 2012
Turning barriers into opportunities – the participants’ take