(ANSA) – TURIN, 17 OCT – The Bulgarian author Georgi Gospodinov, with the novel Cronorifugio (Voland), won the eighth edition of the European Witch Prize. The award was also assigned to Giuseppe Dell’Agata, translator of the winning book, “as a tangible sign of the importance that translations have as a tool for dialogue and knowledge”. In addition to the five finalist authors, Giovanni Solimine and Stefano Petrocchi, respectively president and director of the Bellonci Foundation, Emanuele Sacerdote, representing Strega Alberti Benevento, Vittorio Bo, commissioner of the Library System, attended the award ceremony and of the Cultural Centers of Roma Capitale, Eugenio Tangerini, head of external relations at Bper Banca, which offers the prize for translation, and Giulio Biino, president of the Circolo dei Lettere di Torino.
At the beginning of the meeting, the prizes of the 2020 edition, which due to the pandemic took place behind closed doors, were given to the German writer Judith Schalansky, author of Inventory of some lost things (noctetempo), and to her translator Flavia Pantanella (ANSA).
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