Back to All Events

Premio Strega 2017

  • Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy 3000 Whitehaven Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20008 United States (map)

On the occasion of the release in the United States of Le Otto Montagne (The Eight Mountains), the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington DC are pleased to invite you to a presentation of the book by Paolo Cognetti, winner of the 2017 Premio Strega, Italy’s most prestigious literary prize.

Paolo Cognetti will be discussing his novel and his passion for American literature with Rakesh Satyal, Senior Editor at Simon & Shuster and author of the award winning book Blue Boy.

"A fine book, a rich, achingly painful story that is made for all of us who have ever felt a hunger for the mountains. Few books have so accurately described the way stony heights can define one's sense of joy and rightness. And it is an exquisite unfolding of the deep way humans may love one another." —Annie Proulx

Embassy of Italy
3000 Whitehaven Street NW
Washington, DC 20008


Earlier Event: March 16
Environmental Film Festival: MAKALA
Later Event: March 20
Film: The Spring of Life