Viareggio Prize

The Viareggio Literary Prize is a prestigious Italian literary award, started in 1930, and is named after the Tuscan city of Viareggio. It was conceived by three friends, Alberto Colantuoni, Carlo Salsa, and Leonida Repaci, to rival the Bagutta Prize, given in the city of Milan.

List of Prize Recipients

* 1930
** Anselmo Bucci, "Il pittore volante"
** Lorenzo Viani, "Ritorno alla patria"
* 1931 - Corrado Tumiati, "I tetti rossi"
* 1932 - Antonio Foschini, "Le avventure di Villon"
* 1933 - Achille Campanile, "Cantilena all'angolo della strada"
* 1934 - Raffaele Calzini, "Segantini, romanzo della montagna"
* 1935
** Mario Massa, "Un uomo solo"
** Stefano Landi, "Il muro di casa"
* 1936 - Riccardo Bacchelli, "Il rabdomante"
* 1937 - Guelfo Civinini, "Trattoria di paese"
* 1938
** Vittorio G. Rossi, "Oceano" "(Ocean)"
** Enrico Pea, "La Maremmana"
* 1939
** Maria Bellonci, "Lucrezia Borgia"
** Arnaldi Frateili, "Clara fra i lupi"
** Orio Vergani, "Basso profondo"
* 1940 through 1945 - (No prizes due to war)
* 1946
** Umberto Saba, "Il Canzoniere" "(Songbook)"
** Silvio Micheli, "Pane duro"
* 1947 - Antonio Gramsci, "Lettere dal Carcere" "(Letters from Jail)"
* 1948
** Aldo Palazzeschi, "I fratelli Cuccoli" "(The Cuccoli Brothers)"
** Elsa Morante, "Menzogna e sortilegio" "(House of Liars)"
* 1949 - Carlo A. Jemolo, "Stato e Chiesa in Italia negli ultimi cento anni"
* 1950 - Francisco Jovine, "Le terre del sacramento"
* 1950 - Carl Bernari, "Speranzella"
* 1951 - Domenico Rea, "Gesù fate luce"
* 1952 - Tommaso Fiore, "Un popolo di formiche"
* 1953 - Carlo Emilio Gadda, "Novelle dal ducato in fiamme"
* 1954 - Rocco Scotellaro, "È fatto giorno"
* 1955 - Vasco Pratolini, "Metello"
* 1956
** Carlo Levi, "Le parole sono pietre"
** Gianna Manzini, "La Sparviera"
* 1957 - Italo Calvino, "Il barone rampante" (prize refused by Calvino)
* 1958 - Ernesto De Martino, "Morte e pianto rituale nel mondo antico"
* 1959 - Marino Moretti, "Tutte le novelle"
* 1960 - G. B. Angioletti, "I grandi ospiti"
* 1961 - Alberto Moravia, "La noia"
* 1962 - Giorgio Bassani, "Il giardino dei Finzi Contini"
* 1963 - Antonio Delfini, "Racconti"
* 1964 - Giuseppe Berto, "Il male oscuro"
* 1965 - Goffredo Parise, "Il Padrone" "(The Boss)"
* 1966 - Alfonso Gatto, " La storia delle vittime"
* 1967 - Raffaello Brignetti, "Il gabbiano azzurro"
* 1968 - Libero Bigiaretti, "La controfigura"
* 1969 - Fulvio Tomizza, "L'albero dei sogni"
* 1970 - Nello Saito, "Dentro e fuori"
* 1971 - Ugo Attardi, "L'erede selvaggio"
* 1972 - Romano Bilenchi, "Il bottone di Stalingrado"
* 1973 - Achille Campanile, "Manuale di conversazione"
* 1974 - Clotilde Marghieri, "Amati enigmi"
* 1975 - Paolo Volponi, "Il sipario ducale"
* 1976 - Mario Tobino, "La bella degli specchi"
* 1977 - Davide Lajolo, "Veder l'erba dalla parte delle radici"
* 1978 - Antonio Altomonte, "Dopo il presidente"
* 1979 - Giorgio Manganelli, "Centuria"
* 1980 - Stefano Terra, "Terra Le porte di ferro"
* 1981 - Enzo Siciliano, "La principessa e l'antiquario"
* 1982 - Primo Levi, "Se non ora, quando?"
* 1983 - Giuliana Morandini, "Caffè specchi"
* 1984 - Gina Lagorio, "Tosca dei gatti"
* 1985 - Manlio Cancogni, "Quella strana felicità"
* 1986 - Marisa Volpi, "Il maestro della betulla"
* 1987 - Mario Spinella, "Lettera da Kupjansk"
* 1988 - Rosetta Loy, "Le strade di polvere"
* 1989 - Salvatore Mannuzzu, "Mannuzzu Procedure"
* 1990 - Luisa Adorno, "Arco di luminara"
* 1991 - A. De Benedetti, "Se la vita non è vita"
* 1992 - Luigi Malerba, "Le pietre volanti"
* 1993 - Alessandro Baricco, "Oceano mare"
* 1994
**Fiction, Antonio Tabucchi, "Sostiene Pereira"
**Poetry, Giovanni Raboni, "Ogni terzo pensiero"
**Essays, Chiara Frugoni, "Francesco e l' invenzione delle stimmate"
* 1995 - Maurizio Maggiani, "Il coraggio del pettirosso"
* 1996 - Ermanno Rea, "Mistero napoletano"
* 1997 - Claudio Piersanti, "Luisa e il silenzio"
* 1998 - Giorgio Pressburger, "La neve e la colpa"
* 1999 - Ernesto Franco, "Vite senza fine"
* 2000
** Giorgio van Straten, "Il mio nome a memoria (My Name, A Living Memory)"
** Sandro Veronesi, "La forza del passato"
* 2001
** Nicolò Ammaniti, "Io non ho paura"
** Michele Ranchetti, "Verbale"
** Giorgio Pestelli, "Canti del destino"
*2002
**Fiction, Jaeggy Fleur, "Proletarka"
**Poetry, Iolanda Insana, "La stortura"
**Essays, Alfonso Berardinelli,
*2003
**Fiction, Giuseppe Montesano, "Di questa vita menzognera"
*2004
**Fiction, Edoardo Albinati, "Svenimenti"
**Essays, Andrea Tagliapietra," La vita crudele"
**Poetry, Livia Livi, "Antifona"
*2005
**Fiction, Raffaele La Capria, "L'estro quotidiano"
**Essays, Alberto Arbasino," Marescialle e libertini"
**Poetry, Milo De Angelis, "Tema dell'addio"
*2006
**Fiction, Gianni Celati, "Vite di pascolanti"
**Essays, Giovanni Agosti, "Su Mantegna I"
**Poetry, Giuseppe Conte, "Ferite e rifioriture"
**First work, Roberto Saviano, "Gomorra"
*2007
**Fiction, Filippo Tuena, "Ultimo parallelo"
**Essays, Paolo Mauri, "Buio"
**Poetry, Silvia Bre, "Marmo"
**First work - not awarded
*2008
**Fiction, Francesca Sanvitale, "L'inizio è in autunno" (Einaudi)
**Essays, Miguel Gotor, "Aldo Moro. Lettere dalla prigionia" (Einaudi)
**Poetry, Eugenio De Signoribus, "Poesie (1976 - 2007)" (Garzanti)
**First work - not awarded


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