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The Edinburgh Gadda Prize

Honorary President: Gianrico Carofiglio

Chair: Federica G. Pedriali

powered by The Edinburgh Journal of Gadda Studies

Archived Rules (Edinburgh 2010)

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Timeline. Entries for Categories 1-3 must be received by 15 April 2010. Categories 4 entries must be received by 15 May 2010. Categories 1-3 winners and Category 4 Finalists will be announced on 31 May 2010. The Award Ceremony will take place in the Caledonian Hall, Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh, on 19 June 2010.

Category 1. Authors and publishers may enter works on Gadda published between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2009. Book-length monographs, commented editions, translations, substantial book chapters and journal articles are eligible. Works in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish are eligible.

Category 2. Authors may enter a first work on Gadda. This must be either a submitted Doctoral Thesis or a published first work with a submission / publication date between 1 January 2008 and 31 December 2009. 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.

Category 3. Authors and publishers may enter book-length monographs and critical works on one or more 20thC Italian fiction writers published between 1 January 2008 and 31 December 2009. Works in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish are eligible.

Category 4. Secondary schools in Edinburgh may submit one or more entries written by their current S2/S3 pupils. Entries must be short detective stories (2,000 words maximum) set in Rome. Only entries written in English are eligible.

General exclusions. Authors and publishers may enter more than one title per category, but cannot enter the same work in more than one category. Prize committee members, panel judges and members of the EJGS Editorial Board are excluded from entering the Prize.

Judging panels. The Panels’ decisions are final and cannot be appealed. The Panels may decide to award special mention status to one or more meritorious entries. They may also decide to award no Prize if they consider that the candidacies presented do not justify its attribution.

Notification. Only prize winners, runners-up and special mention awardees will be notified. This will be done by email and on this webpage.

Award Ceremony attendance. Prize winners are expected to attend the Award Ceremony.

Prizes. The winners of Category 1 and 3 will receive a diploma, a book prize and a cheque for £800. The winner of Category 2 will receive a diploma, a book prize and a cheque for £600. In all cases, the sum awarded is intended to cover travel costs to and from the author’s country of residency and accommodation while in Edinburgh (£400 of the award, for all 3 categories). The prize winners will also receive a complimentary Conference registration and a complimentary banquet ticket for the Award Ceremony. Categories 1-3 runners-up and special mentions will receive a diploma, a book prize, a complimentary banquet ticket for the Award Ceremony and a sponsored contribution toward the costs incurred to attend the Ceremony. If winners cannot attend the Award Ceremony the diploma and the book prizes will be sent by post. The 12 semifinalists of Category 4 will be invited to The Blackwell Gadda Workshop. All semifinalists will receive a book prize and a diploma. 4 finalists will be invited to the Prize Award Ceremony, where the winner of the Prize will be announced. The 4 finalist submissions will be published by the Edinburgh Journal of Gadda Studies.

Registration fee. A registration fee applies to Categories 1-3.

Return policy. The works submitted will not be returned.

Acceptance of the rules. Submitting the registration form implies unconditional acceptance of these rules.