Jonathan Coe wins BAUER award 2019 in Italy

Posted on 10/04/2019

Jonathan Coe attended a speaking event with Flavio Gregori and a dinner with members of the Italian public as part of Crosses of Civilisation, an International Festival of Literature in Venice hosted by Ca ‘Foscari University of Venice where he was presented with the BAUER award.

“From the first year of life, Incroci di civiltà celebrated the most significant author present every year at the Festival with the BAUER – Ca ‘Foscari award. The award is the concrete sign of the fortunate union between the city and Ca ‘Foscari University of Venice in the person of Francesca Bortolotto Possati, President and CEO of Hotel BAUER Venice, which offers Festival guests five-star hospitality. This is the list of award-winning authors:

2018 Ian McEwan 2013 Adonis

2017 Orhan Pamuk 2012 António Damásio

2016 Amin Maalouf 2011 Sir VS Naipaul

2015 James Ivory 2010 Ludmila Ulitskaya

2014 Patrizia Cavalli 2009 Yves Bonnefoy” (translated text taken from the Crosses of Civilisation website)