Nonino Risit d'Aur Prize 2014

Suad Amiry

A versatile woman of Palestinian culture who has always been fighting for peace. In search of her roots she has founded the Riwaq Centre for Architectural Conservation in Ramallah –which she has directed for years – born to protect and catalogue the extraordinary Palestinian artistic heritage and with it the traditions and memory of her people, necessary bases for the construction of a possible future.

As a writer she used the foil with Sharon and my mother in law, a subtle and ironic book, and the sabre in Murad Murad, a devastating story where she denounces the denied rights and the oppressed dignity of human beings who live with the hope of a future of freedom.

(Feltrinelli Editions)

The prize is delivered by Adonis