Double recognition for Amin Maalouf, winner of the Terzani Prize 2020 and of the Malaparte Prize.

Double recognition for Amin Maalouf. The Lebanese writer won the 16th edition of the Terzani Prize, with the Italian edition of the book Adrift. How Our World Lost Its Way (published in Italy by La nave di Teseo), and the 23rd edition of the Malaparte Prize.

Angela Terzani Staude, president of the jury of the Tiziano Terzani International Literary Prize, announced yesterday: ‘For his help in making us understand the reasons for a drift that casts a disturbing shadow on the future of all humanity, for the explicit invitation to take the path of global solidarity – said Angela Terzani – the jury believes that Amin Maalouf deserves the Tiziano Terzani 2020 international literary prize’.

Amin Maalouf will receive the award on 27 September in Udine during the final evening of the Near / Far Festival to be held from 24 to 27 September.

On 3 and 4 October, Maalouf will be in Capri to collect the Malaparte 2020 Award. Among recent winners of the Prize we find Richard Ford, Elizabeth Strout, Donna Tartt, Julian Barnes, Colm Tóibín, Karl Ove Knausgård and Han Kang. In the past, great authors such as Saul Bellow and Isabel Allende have won it.