Pirelli is a supporting partner of the 58th edition of the Premio Campiello, the prestigious literary award launched by Veneto industrialists in 1962 for works of Italian fiction. The company thus reconfirms its commitment to promoting reading and its support for cultural projects and events. Throughout its almost 150-year history, Pirelli has always recognised the importance of the interaction between the world of business and that of culture, and it has been the driving force behind many important innovations in the field of industry, communication, and corporate culture.
The five finalists of the 2020 edition of the Premio Campiello were announced on 1 June and will be officially presented on Friday, 3 July, at the Scuola Grande della Misericordia in Venice. The popular jury, made up of 300 readers, will have to choose the winner, who will receive the award in September. The finalists this year are:
Patrizia Cavalli, Con passi giapponesi (Einaudi, 2019)
Sandro Frizziero, Sommersione (Fazi, 2020)
Francesco Guccini, Tralummescuro. Ballata per un paese al tramonto (Giunti, 2019)
Remo Rapino, Vita, morte e miracoli di Bonfiglio Liborio (minimum fax, 2019)
Ade Zeno, L’incanto del pesce luna (Bollati Boringhieri, 2020)
Over the coming weeks, the libraries section of this site and our social media channels will have more to tell you about the finalists and their works, with reading suggestions, contributions from the authors and leading personalities of the award, and in-depth analyses. An absolute must for all book-lovers.