Ada D'Adamo (Ortona, 1967 - Rome, 2023) won in 2023 with Come d'aria, an autobiographical novel chronicling the relationship between the author and her heavily disabled daughter, after being diagnosed with cancer. D'Adamo is the third author to receive the Premio Strega posthumously after Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa in1959 and Mariateresa Di Lascia in 1995.
In the video below, the announcement is followed by a detailed presentation of the winning novel:
The 2023 prize went to Emmanuel Carrère (Paris, France, 1957) for V13 (Id., 2022, Italian translation: V13. Cronaca giudiziaria), which collects and expands the articles Carrère wrote for some of Europe's most prestigious newspapers while following the trial of the only surviving perpetrator of the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015.
The Premio Strega was launched in Rome in 1947 by writers Goffredo e Maria Bellonci (with the contribution of Guido Alberti, manufacturer of Strega liquor from which the prize took its name) to revitalize the cultural life of the country after the devastation of World War II.
Through the decades, the winning titles have aimed at widening in the Italian reading public the perception and consciousness of changes occurring in the country in terms of economy, culture and society.