The Capri International Prize has been awarded to Yang Lian, the greatest Chinese poet living. Several times nominated for the Nobel, Yang stunned the Western audience in the 90s by publishing a collection of poems titled “Where stops the sea” that marked, according to many critics, the transition from classical to modern Chinese poetry. Yang Lian wrote, in honor of the Prize Capri, an unpublished poem on the Blue Isle that he will read during the awards ceremony, scheduled for Saturday, September 6th at 19:00 in the Theatre of the Grand Hotel Quisisana. Is tradition of Prize Capri combine the cultural content of this prestigious award for a news. And this time the rule is observed: in fact, Yang Lian left China after the Tiananmen Square massacre, and that dramatic episode marks the twenty-fifth anniversary.
The International Prize Capri has been attributed in previous years some of the greatest poets, novelists and essayists of our time, including Nobel Brodsky, Miloscz and Walcott, Rafael Alberti, Evtuschenko, Peyrefitte, Ben Jelloun, Moravia, Banana Yoshimoto, Dahrendorf, Fukuyama, etc… There are no less prominent than the other awards that will be delivered next Saturday. The Premio Mario Morgano (held in memory of a great character not only of the world of business hotel, but also the culture, which was close to the Prize Capri Island from its first editions) was won by Sebastiano Maffettone philosopher, dean of the faculty of sciences policy and director of the department at the LUISS University in Rome. Winners of the other sections are Enrico Tiozzo, professor of Italian literature at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden and one of the most important Italian translators of the world; Cesare De Michelis, President of Marsilio Editori and Maria Rosaria Gianni, chief editor of TG1 (italian tv) culture.