We will find out tonight who obtained the international literary prize for Scrivere per amore (Writing for Love). Every year, the widespread festival invites writers and enthusiasts to Verona for conversations on fiction and poetry, essays, music, theater, and cuisine. The 28th edition awards gala (organized by Club di Giulietta) will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Sala Maffeiana of the Teatro Filarmonico, Via Roma, 1/G.

The finalists for the international Scrivere per amore prize

This evening, three finalists will take the stage. Fabio Stassi was born in 1962 in Rome. He is an Arbreshe, or Italian-Albanian, writer, librarian, and lyricist from Italy. He brings Notturno francese (French Nocturne), the new adventure of bibliotherapist and detective Vince Corso, who this time investigates from Rome to the French Riviera on a voyage that will lead him to find an intimate truth, to the Writing for Love festival.

Giusy Sciacca of Syracuse is another finalist. In D’amore e di rabbia (Of love and anger), she describes 1922 Sicily as a class battle for power against the decadent latifundia, fascist decline, and terrible war. All of this serves as a background to Amelia’s story, in which she oscillates between the clandestine relationship that binds her to Francesco, the eldest son of the powerful Baron Beneventano della Corte, and the charisma of Mariano Fortunato, a leading figure in local trade unionism.

Luca Ricci, the third competing author, was born in 1974 in Pisa. After Gli autunnali, Gli estivi e Gli invernali (the autumns, summers, and winters), comes the final season in the quadrilogy: I primaverili (the summers). A novelist and a woman with an undying love for Roland Barthes fall in love, but she is hiding something. While the Roman spring blossoms, Ricci analyzes passions, the worth of chastity, and the knots of love connections.