The genres are varied too: «For the current edition we have many foreign authors, short stories and novels from classical genres such as thriller and science fiction, but also some we could define as “historical” – said Cristina Benussi, professor of Contemporary Italian Literature and president of the award's jury – because they're autobiographical tales of relevant real life events, such as 9/11 or the city of Bologna in 1977 or, even before, the exile from Istria and Dalmatia after World War II. They're the result of an accurate data research, investigating past centuries' issues».
The award, organized by the public library in Latisana (near Udine) in collaboration with the cultural association Bottega Errante, is open to main and minor publishers as well and, beside a technical jury (whose members are President Benussi and Martina Cicuto, Valentina Berengo, Angelo Floramo, Antonella Sbuelz, Pietro Spirito, Luigi Zannini), there's also a local jury for which any bookworm can now apply on the website: www.premioletterariolatisana.it. The local jury will bestow the award “Premio Territorio Coop Alleanza 3.0”, while the main jury will give the “Premio Narrativa”.
«Over the past years, the Literary Award Latisana per il Nord-Est has been looking up to the Triveneto first, and then to Austria, Slovenia and Croatia thus turning into an international prize – said Martina Cicuto, Latisana's Councillor for Culture – It's a natural evolution, we have it in our own DNA. Our territory, being on the border, is inclined to international relationships and exchanges». That's the essence of the award, open to everybody also thanks to a brand new project: a creative writing masterclass for students at the “Enrico Mattei” High School in Latisana.
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