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 the Italian Modernist Carlo Emilio Gadda, the Projects have since grown into a formidable network making Edinburgh the premier centre for the promotion of Gadda Studies worldwide. Building on the Projects’ success, the Prize provides an international platform to recognise scholarly brilliance while also promoting young creative talent. This is achieved through an exciting combination of scholarly and community projects.
The Prize | The First Five Editions
In its fifth edition, the Edinburgh Gadda Prize is currently hosting Harvard 2015, a special early career award sponsored by Tony Crolla. The Prize was established in 2010 to mark the EJGS Decennial. To date, editions have alternated between Edinburgh International (Edinburgh 2010 and Edinburgh 2012) and Gadda Giovani (Milan 2011 and Montecassino 2013). Three scholarly awards, Crolla Amato Gadda, Gadda First and Novecento in Saggio, make up Edinburgh International. Gadda Giovani is a national award open to secondary schools primarily but not exclusively in Italy, with first pilots in Scotland, in 2010, and first international young people mobility programmes in 2012 and 2013.
The Prize in Action
Gadda Giovani 2013, Rome-Montecassino,4-6 May 2013
Gadda Goes to War – Traverse Theatre, 21-22 Sept 2012
Turning barriers into opportunities – the participants’ take
Gadda Goes to War – Inaugural Lecture, 20 Sept 2012
On becoming militant in the name of the militance of literature