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The Edinburgh Gadda Prize

Honorary President: Gianrico Carofiglio

Chair: Federica G. Pedriali

powered by The Edinburgh Journal of Gadda Studies

Gadda Giovani 2013 (Archived)

montecassino poster design by astrid jaeckel

The Prize in Brief

Gadda Giovani takes the Edinburgh Gadda Prize to Italy. The prize is open to secondary schools in six Italian regions Gadda wrote extensively about (Abruzzo, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Lombardy, Molise and Sardinia), leading to regional and national finals. Public events consist in workshops in creative writing, other media and performance in which hosts work with finalists to a set of tasks based on the theme of the awards Detecting Italy.

Gadda Giovani 2013

161 entries were shortlisted in 2013 as part of regional pre-selections. 16 entrants made it through to the Finals, 10 as Finalists and 6 as Special Mentions. Following the opening event at Villa Wolkonsky, Rome, 4 May 2013, the 8 Winners – 7 from the Finalists group, 1 from the Special Mentions – were announced on Sunday 5 May at the Abbey of Montecassino. For the full results click here.

Special Guests

Montecassino 2013 opened with a reception at the Residence of HM Ambassador Christopher Prentice, Villa Wolkonsky, Saturday 4 May 2013. As part of the Awards at the Abbey of Montecassino, Saturday 5 May 2013, Nicola Benedetti, Fabrizio Gifuni and Alexei Grynyuk delighted our audience joining us for an evening combining workshops, recital, readings, installations and book presentations.

Montecassino Trailer

Montecassino Continues

The Montecassino installations and various other Gadda Giovani exhibits including books, posters and T-shirts travelled on to the Venice Biennale Fringe, where they remained on display at the Rolak Gallery, Giudecca, from 29 May to 31 August 2013. The Montecassino Winners were instead re-uninted for a Gadda Giovani Special hosted by Pordenonelegge, 20 September 2014.

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