Ismail Kadarè special guest at the 57th edition of the Lerici Pea Award during which he will be presented by Giuseppe Forlani, Prefect of La Spezia, the Poetic Opera Prize, consisting of a medal of the Presidency of the Italian Republic.
The appointment with Kadaré, which will be attended by the main local authorities including Massimo Federici, mayor of the city of La Spezia and Emanuele Fresco mayor of Lerici, will take place in two moments. The meeting Sunday 26 September at 18.30 at Villa Marigola in San Terenzo di Lerici for the attribution of the Lerici Pea2010 Award for the poetic work, which will be attended by the institutions and partners of the event, in the presence of HE the Ambassador of Albania in Italy, Llesh Kola, preceded Saturday 25 September at the 17.30, in the CAMeC spaces. from a round table coordinated by Pierluigi Battista, columnist for Corriere della Sera, and introduced by Pia Spagiari, President of the Poetry Prize Lerici Pea, in the presence of Kadaré himself, Giuseppe Durazzo, Honorary Consul of Albania in Liguria and Giuseppe Conte, Julian Topcija (President of the Association At Gjergj Fishta of the Albanian community of La Spezia) and Cico Bedri. The award, which has a consolidated tradition of promoting culture and poetry to its credit, and which includes in its roll of honor some of the most famous Italian and foreign poets and writers, will also be attended by Sergio Zavoli, chosen by the popular jury as winner of the section Poetry published, and Valerio Magrelli, Poetry unpublished award.
Thus the people responsible for the motivation event chose to award the writer of the Eagles country the prize of the 2010 edition: "a masterful and recognizable voice unfolds in a real Kadaré universe that from poetry to the novel, expands into a historical and geographical dimension from the past to the present, linking Albanian literature to the very roots of European culture ". Kadaré therefore interpreter par excellence of the Albanian spirit and history becomes "a bridge between his land and the countries that surround it, treating the specific characteristics of the history and culture of that country".
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