Strega Prize Ragazze e Ragazzi 2017


David Cirici and Luigi Garlando are the winners of the second edition of the Strega Prize Ragazze e Ragazzi

David Cirici with Muschio (by Il Castoro) for the category +6 with 10 votes and Luigi Garlando with L’estate che conobbi il Che (by Rizzoli) for the category +11 with 79 votes, are the winners selected by a jury composed of readers aged between 6 and 15 from sixty primary and secondary schools across Italy.


All of the votes were made electronically through the Bellonci Foundation website: for the category +6, the teachers (one for each class) expressed the choices of their pupils (a total of 25 votes out of a possible 26), while for the 11+ category the youngsters voted for themselves (250 out of 300). The authors of the two books received a cheque for 5,000 euros. Also rewarded with a prize of the same value, the translator of the book Muschio, Francesco Ferrucci.


88 books competed in the second edition of the Prize in the two categories.


The five finalists were selected by the Prize committee, coordinated by President of the Bellonci Foundation, Tullio De Mauro and made up of Emma BeseghiPino BoeroErmanno DettiMena FerraraMilena Minelli, Mara Mundi and Riccardo Pontegobbi.



Category 6-10

David Cirici, Musgo, translated by Francesco Ferrucci, Il Castoro

Contessa di Ségur, Les malheurs de Sophie, translated by Maria Vidale, Donzelli

Gaia Guasti, Maionese, ketchup e latte di soia, Camelozampa

Mino Milani, Ulisse racconta, Einaudi Ragazzi

Guido Quarzo, Maciste in giardino, Rizzoli


Category 11-15

Nicola Cinquetti, Ultimo venne il verme, Bompiani

Luigi Garlando, L’estate che conobbi il Che, Rizzoli

Benny Lindelauf, Negen open armen (Nine Open Arms), translated by Anna Patrucco Becchi, Edizioni San Paolo

Guia Risari, Il viaggio di Lea, Einaudi Ragazzi

Kim Slater, Smart, translated by Anna Carbone, Il Castoro