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12-15 April

The Strega Prize Ragazze e Ragazzi brings the finalists to Rome

The authors and translators of the finalist books for the fourth edition of the Strega Prize Ragazze e Ragazzi will be present at Più libri più liberi, the National Fair of Small and Medium-sized Publishing, taking place in Rome on 6 -7 December.

The programme:


6 December

h. 10.30 – Sala Luna

Strega Prize Ragazze e Ragazzi. 11-15 Category


Lucia Barni, translator of Maria ParrLena, Trille e il mare (Een stormachtig jaar voor Olle en Lena), Beisler 

Anna Becchi, translator of Annet HuizingCome ho scritto un libro per caso (Hoe ik per ongeluk een boek), La Nuova Frontiera Junior 

Mara Pace, translator of Katherine RundellCapriole sotto il temporale (Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms), Rizzoli



7 December

h. 10.30

Strega Prize Ragazze e Ragazzi. 6-10 Category


Michelle Cuevas, author of Il fantastico viaggio di Stella (The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole), De Agostini and the translator Tania Spagnoli

Luca Doninelli, author of Tre casi per l'investigatore Wickson Alieni, Bompiani – Illustrated by N. Donaldson

Ingunn Thon, author of Olla scappa di casa (Ollis), Feltrinelli – translated by A. Tonzig

Angela Ragusa, translator of Anne Fleming, Una capra sul tetto (The Goat), Mondadori Ragazzi – Illustrated by J. Portillo

Marina Rullo, translator of Michael MorpurgoLo sbarco di Tips (The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips), Piemme – Illustrated by M. Foreman


The ten finalist titles that will compete for the prize has been selected after a first shortlist of 24 books among 66 titles proposed this year by publishers from all over Italy. The winners in the two categories will be chosen by a jury composed of children and teenagers from 100 schools and libraries across Italy and abroad and they will be announced during the Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2019.