The 2018 Bridge Book Award

Oct 22, 2018 1011

Thursday, November 1 / 6–8pm. CIMA (Center for Italian Modern Art - 421 Broome Street - 4th Floor - New York, NY 10013) is proud to host an evening celebrating the fourth edition of The Bridge Book Award, honoring 2018 Italian winners Luciano Funetta, for fiction, and Sandra Petrignani, for non-fiction. Maria Ida Gaeta, director of the Casa delle Letterature, and Ann Goldstein, a former editor of The New Yorker magazine, will facilitate the discussion. The program will be chaired by the Consul General of Italy in New York, Francesco Genuardi.

The Bridge Book Award was created by the Casa delle Letterature of the Municipality of Rome, the American Initiative for Italian Culture (AIFIC), and the U.S. Embassy in Rome. It is designed to be a “bridge” that connects the cultures of Italy and America and promotes knowledge of the most recent literary trends in the two countries. The award is conferred annually to four authors: two who have written works of fiction, respectively published in Italy and the United States; and two who have written works of non-fiction, respectively published in Italy and the United States.

Winners receive a monetary prize as well as funds to cover travel costs and the translation of their texts into the opposite language. Every effort is made to find a publisher for each book in its country of non-origin. This fourth edition of the prize has been sustained by additional Italian institutions including the Italian Consulate in NYC, the Center for the Book and for Reading of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage (Centro per il libro e la lettura), the Federation of Italian Writers (Federazione Unitaria Italiana Scrittori), the American Academy in Rome, and the Civitella Ranieri Foundation.

For biographies of program's participants as well as the evening's schedule, click here.

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