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The Edinburgh Gadda Prize

Honorary President: Gianrico Carofiglio

Chair: Federica G. Pedriali

powered by The Edinburgh Journal of Gadda Studies

Edinburgh International 2012 (Archived)

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The Edinburgh Prizes

The Edinburgh Gadda Prize has a biennial edition in Scotland, Edinburgh International, and an interim junior edition in Italy. The main edition 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 Scotland, Scottish Gadda Juniors. The Prize was launched in 2010, as part of the Decennial of the Edinburgh Journal of Gadda Studies (EJGS).

This year’s winners

Gabriele Frasca wins Crolla Amato Gadda. Giuliano Cenati wins the Runner-up Prize. Alberto Godioli wins Gadda First. Katrin Wehling-Giorgi wins the Runner-up Prize and Marco Bernini the Third Prize. Domenico Scarpa wins Novecento in Saggio. Giancarlo Alfano wins the Runner-up Prize and Florian Mussgnug wins Third Prize. For more results click here.

Cara Pacitti, Freddie Green and Gabriella Pacitti win Scottish Gadda Juniors.

Events in 2012

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.

The ECA Scottish Gadda Juniors Labs

The 2012 Scottish Gadda Juniors Labs took place at ECA on Saturday 23 June 2012. Nine semifinalists were treated to a mixed movement-vocal warm-up before launching into the workshop proper. The focus was on the submissions thus far, and tasks involved impersonation and thinking sharply about narrative strategies and reasons for writing stories. In the second half, ECA graduates Caroline Alexander (Photography), Astrid Jaekel (Illustration) and Thomas Morgan (Film) shared their enthusiasm for their craft and many of their secrets giving our Juniors a headstart for the Other Media Stage of the competition.

Prize Latest – The Junior Participants’ Take

Gadda Goes to War – Traverse Theatre, 21-22 Sept 2012
Turning barriers into opportunities – the participants’ take

Prizes and Eligibility

Crolla Amato Gadda Prize. Authors and publishers may enter works on Carlo Emilio Gadda published between 1 January 2010 and 31 December 2011. Book-length monographs, commented editions, translations, substantial book chapters and journal articles are eligible. Works in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish are eligible.

Gadda First. Authors and publishers may enter a first work on Carlo Emilio Gadda. This must be either a submitted Doctoral Thesis or a published first work with a submission / publication date between 1 January 2010 and 31 December 2011. Book-length monographs, commented editions, translations, substantial book chapters and journal articles are eligible. Works in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish are eligible. Authors must be 35 or under by the closing date.

Novecento in Saggio. Authors and publishers may enter book-length monographs, critical works and commented editions on one or more 20thC Italian creative prose writers. Submissions must have a publication date between 1 January 2010 and 31 December 2011. Works in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish are eligible. Edited works and proceedings are not eligible.

Scottish Gadda Juniors. Creative writing and other media competition open to secondary schools (S4, S5, S6) in Edinburgh and Glasgow and to Year 1 students at Edinburgh University, the latter group as a new pilot category. Stage 1. Schools and individuals may submit short detective stories or dialogues for the stage. Entries must be written in English, be no more than 2,000 words long and detect-discover-explore Italy through the setting. This may be understood in the broadest sense, and entries set, for instance, in the Italian communities outside Italy, e.g., in Scotland or in the UK more generally, are eligible and welcome as they will complement our projects on the Italian Diaspora, i.e., the John Di Ciacca Postdoctoral Fellowship, the new Italo-Scottish Research Centre funded byt the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland and Montecassino 2013. Stage 2. Stage 2 of the competition, Other Media, is open to the Finalists only. Submissions may consist in a photo, film, poster, illustration or installation portfolio. In a further homage to the experimental art forms of the early 20th Century – Gadda’s time –, the combined Stages 1 & 2 will result in a Multimedia Exhibition-Performance based on the Junior Submissions, as part of the Award Ceremony events programme.

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