Nonino Prize Risit d’Aur 1981

Gina Marpillero

The Nonino Risit d’Aur Prize amounting to three million lire for a book about the rural civilization has been awarded to “Essere di Paese” by Gina Marpillero (ed. Mondadori) “because on the thread of memory the writer proposes again, with poetic evidence, uses, habits, games, and family habits, with a tight bond with the life of the small community of a village: a book that is a true recovery of lost time”.