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.
h. 10.30 – Sala Luna
Strega Prize Ragazze e Ragazzi. 11-15 Category
Lucia Barni, translator of Maria Parr, Lena, Trille e il mare (Een stormachtig jaar voor Olle en Lena), Beisler
Anna Becchi, translator of Annet Huizing, Come ho scritto un libro per caso (Hoe ik per ongeluk een boek), La Nuova Frontiera Junior
Mara Pace, translator of Katherine Rundell, Capriole sotto il temporale (Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms), Rizzoli
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 Morpurgo, Lo 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.