The Russian writer Aleksandr Skorobogatov has been declared the overall winner of the XXXIVth International Literary Prize “Città di Penne – Mosca” 2012 (Italy)

Aleksandr Skorobogatov received a medal from the President of the Italian Republic Giorgio NapolitanoDuring the closing ceremony on 1st December 2012 in the town of Penne (Italy), Aleksandr Skorobogatov was declared the overall winner of the XXXIVth International Literary Prize “Città di Penne – Mosca” 2012 (Italy) for his novel “Vera” (Edizioni E /O, 2011). Aleksandr Skorobogatov received 333 of the 560 votes of the public jury that chose the winner in the final phase of the prize. He defeated the other two finalists: Emanuele Trevi (Italy, 106 votes) and Dulce Maria Cardoso (Portugal, 60 votes).

The three finalists — in the category of best book by an Italian author, best book by an author from the EU and best book by a Russian author — were selected by a professional jury, headed by Professor Vincenzo Cappelletti, former director of the Institute of the Italian Encyclopaedia and active in the cultural and public scene of Italy.

In the 40-year history of this international prize, the “Città di Penne – Mosca” has only been won by two other Russian writers.

During the closing ceremony Aleksandr Skorobogatov received a medal from the Italian President Giorgio Napolitano.

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