15.sep.2018 | 15.sep.2018

56th Premio Campiello – 15 September


In 1962 Confindustria Veneto was seeking a contact between business and the literary sector and decided to formulate a literary prize. The first award was given to Primo Levi for his autobiographical book La Tregua, translated in Britain as The Truce and in the United States as Reawakening.

The ceremony took place in Venice’s Teatro Verde on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore on September 3, 1963.
Today, the prize is still promoted by Italian businessmen from the Veneto region and it serves to promote Italian literature.

Campiello Giovani

There is a literary prize for young authors, called Campiello Giovani. Participants must prove that they are between 15 and 22 years of age to qualify. The committee that determines the Campiello Giovani is made up of young people. Very often previous winners and finalists serve on the initial jury to determine the current participants. Then, three teachers vote for the five finalists, and the Jury of 300 select the winner.

Some foreign countries, like Germany and Spain, have begun to award a prize called Campiello using the same model.