Nonino Prize Risit d’Aur 1983

Leonardo Sciascia

At the top of his experience as a novelist and essayist of international reputation, Leonardo Sciascia, with the pages of “Kermesse”, has collected his thoughts in the research of dialectal expressions, proverbs, traditions, and the minor history of the Sicilian village where he was born and where he spends long periods during the year. Written with an elegant style, rich of well thought nostalgias and fervid humors, “Kermesse” is the evidence of a deep loyalty to the roots.