Awards: Strega Winner

Helena Janeczek won the Strega Prize, Italy's biggest literary award, for La Ragazza con la Leica, which "tells the story of the war photographer Gerda Taro, a Polish Jew who, in 1937, died at the age of 26 during the Spanish Civil War. It is a book about the desire for freedom and for political alternatives, and about one extraordinary woman who fights for both while seeking to carve out a destiny of her own," according to Europa Editions, which will publish the book in English under the title The Girl with the Leica in 2019. Lia Levi's This Night Is Already Tomorrow, which will also to be published by Europa in 2019, won the Strega Giovani Prize, chosen by young readers.

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