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CULTURE: FINALISTS OF RADUGA AWARD 2015 ANNOUNCED.

ANTONIO FALLICO (CONOSCERE EURASIA ASSOCIATION): “UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO REVEAL YOUNG AND CREATIVE PEOPLE IN THE CULTURAL DIALOGUE BETWEEN ITALY AND RUSSIA”.

20 March 2015. Today have been announced the finalists of the sixth edition of the Raduga Award, the literary contest for young Italian and Russian writers under 35 realized by Conoscere Eurasia Association, Headquarters in Verona and the Maxim Gorky Literature Institute in 2010. The talent and literary maturity are the main factors for selecting a winner for the Italian jury headed by Inge Feltrinelli (President of Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Editore) and for the Russian jury headed by Boris Tarasov (Docent of the Maxim Gorky Literature Institute). The award was born with the purpose to stimulate and strengthen the cultural relations between Italy and Russia, and this year the contest celebrates record of 469 participants, translators and narrators from 27 provinces of Italy and 16 regions of the Russian Federation.

The President of Conoscere Eurasia Association and Banca Intesa Russia Antonio Fallico says: “It’s surprising to state the quality of presented works. Numerous young voices that are talking about the difficulties and uneasiness of modern society, demonstrating at the same time notable linguistic talent and gifts of interpreting the reality. This Italian-Russian project represents a unique opportunity to value and support our young generation and bring some contribution to the Italian- Russian cultural dialogue”.

The finalists in the category “The best narrator of the year” are:

  • Jennifer Bertasini (Verona)
  • Chiara Paraggio (Montecorvino Pugliano – Savona)
  • Eleonora Recalcati (Cernusco sul Naviglio – Milan)
  • Ambra Simeone (Brugherio)
  • Noemi Turino (Acicatena – Catania)
  • Irina Sergeevna Bogatyreva (Lubertsy – Moscow)
  • Dmitriy Sergeevich Fillipov (Fornosovo – Leningradskaya oblast)
  • Tatiana Nikonorovna Ildimirova (Gavrilova)
  • Amaliya Anatolevna Mokrushina (Pavlovo – Leningradskaya oblast)
  • Galina Aleksandrovna Uzryutova (Ulianovsk)

The finalists in the category “The best translator of the year” are:

  • Donatella Caristina (Milano)
  • Maria De Caro (Catanzaro)
  • Niccolò Galmarini (Roma)
  • Francesca Mastruzzo (Milano)
  • Ilaria Sicari (Taurianova)
  • Maria Vadimovna Goihman (San Pietroburgo)
  • Natalia Leonidovna Gorbacheva (Moscow)
  • Marina Alekseevna Kulichihina (Saratov)
  • Anna Andreevna Petrova (Moscow)
  • Zabava Borisovna Puzitskaya (Moscow)

The winners will be announced at the awarding ceremony on June 25, 2015, in Milan during the EXPO Exhibition.

Ten best stories which were sent to the Raduga Award (five from Italy, five from Russia) will be published in the 6th edition of the Literary anthology released by Conoscere Eurasia Association.This Literary anthology will be distributed in Italy and Russia in order to introduce the young authors and translators to different publishing houses and a wide range of readers. Every published composition is followed by its translation, the biography of the author and a critical article.

Press Centre of Conoscere Eurasia Association: interCOM

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