The Strega Prize
Tiziano Scarpa wins the Strega Prize 2009
The book “Stabat Mater” by Tiziano Scarpa, published by Einaudi has won the 63rd Strega Prize. A prize won by 119 votes against the 118 votes of “il Bambino che sognava la fine del mondo” (Bompiani) by Antonio Scurati. Third place was won by Massino Lugli, with “L’istinto del lupo” (Newton Compton), with 58 votes, fourth place Cesarina Vighy, “L’ultima Estate” (Fazi) with 36 votes. And finally fifth place with 28 votes AndreanVitali with “Almeno il cappello” (Garzanti)
Scarpa’s novel is a historic novel; it is set in Venice at the time of Antonio Vivaldi during the first half of the 18th century. The heroine is a pupil of the so called “red Priest”; “Stabat Mater” is a Narrative with profound poetic influence.
The 64th Strega Prize will be held at the Ninfeo of Villa Giulia in Rome on the first Thursday of 2010