Kavanagh awarded Giovanni Comisso Literary Prize 2015

6th November 2015

Julie Kavanagh has won this years Giovanni Comisso Literary Prize for Biography for her account of the life and legend of Marie Duplessis, The Girl Who Loved Camelias. The other finalists were Mementos: The life of Wisława Szymborska,Anna Bikont and Joanna Szczesna (Adelphi) and The Courage of the Gray Days. Life of Giorgio Agosti Paul Borgna (Yale University Press).

The Italian prize is awarded annually in Treviso and organized by the ‘Friends of John Comisso. This is the XXXIII edition. For 16 years it has been chaired by Bruno Visentini and was launched by Giulietta Masina, then handed over to Cino Boccazzi.

Technical Jury
Rolando Damiani (President), Silvia De Laude, Sandro Gerbi, Danilo Mainardi, Giancarlo Marinelli, Anna Modena, Pierluigi Panza, Sergio Perosa, Giorgio Pullini, Olga Visentini.

Grand Jury
Neva Agnoletti, Francesco Agostini, Franco Andreetta, Adriano Badoer, Emanuela Bardin Caccianiga, Marta Battisti, Andrea Bellieni, Emmanuel Bello, Simon Benetton, Giuliana Bettiol, Ennio White, Thomas Biancuzzi, Natalina Botter, Laura Bressan, Gino Caccianiga, Enrico Cagnato, Leonardo Canal, Gaetano Cappelletto, Franco Caramanti, Augustine counted, Bruno De Dona, Alessandra De Faveri, Silvia De March, Paul Favaro, Peter Gasparoni, Marina Geromel, Alberto Giacomin, Mariangela Guandalini, Valeria Lipparini, Emilio Lippi, Dino Luppi, the Great Victory, Franca Malabotta, Mazzotti Anna Maria Pugliese, James Molina, Lina Murari Small, Tina Murgia Dall’Armi, Antonio Olives, Giorgio Palesa, Isabella Panfido, Gianluigi Perino, Laura Pisanello, Gianna Polizzi, Irma Salvuzzi, Anna Dry, Mario Sutor, Maria Carla Tecce, Thomas Tommaseo Ponzetta, Gianni Turchetto, Maurizio Vanin, Antonio Zappador.

Related Books

The Girl Who Loved Camellias

The Girl Who Loved Camellias

Knopf (US), 2013