59th edition
21-24 March 2022
Bologna - Italy

Strega Prize Ragazze e Ragazzi

The best debut book and the  three finalist titles of the Strega Prize Ragazze e Ragazzi, this year in its sixth edition, have been announced.

The Scientific Committee has selected the winning debut book from the 13 works proposed by the publishers and announced a pre-selection for each category. The winning books will be announced in December 2021.

Find out the winning debut book and shortlisted titles here.


The Premio Strega Ragazze e Ragazzi was born in 2016 from the most important Italian award for literature - the Premio Strega - with the aim of promoting reading among young readers.

The Premio Strega Ragazze e Ragazzi is awarded to children’s books published in Italy, also in translation, involving in the assignment about two thousand boys and girls from 160 schools in Italy and abroad.

The Premio Strega Ragazze e Ragazzi is promoted by the Fondazione Maria e Goffredo Bellonci and Strega Alberti Benevento, organizers of the Premio Strega, with Centro per il libro e la lettura and BolognaFiere/Bologna Children's Book Fair in collaboration with BPER Banca and IBS.it La Feltrinelli.

The winning books will be announced in December 2021 and the authors will receive a prize of €3,000, while the debut work winner will receive a prize of €1,000. In case the prize is assigned to a translated book, an equal recognition - offered by BolognaFiere - will be awarded to the translator. 

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