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In June 2021 takes place the 37th edition of Ernest Hemingway Prize in Lignano Sabbiadoro.

The Hemingway Prize is an important literary event created in honor of the writer who found in Lignano and its lagoon the pleasant retreat in different periods of his life. 

The author of the book "The old man and the sea" deeply loved Venice and through the lagoon he discovered the little peninsula of Friuli Venezia Giulia situated between Venice and Trieste. He loved to call it "Italian Florida".
To thank him Lignano dedicated to the writer the public park and created the prize that praises many important names. 

The 2021 edition of the Hemingway Prize, on the 60th anniversary of the death of the great American author (2 July 1961), is already scheduled from Thursday 24 to Saturday 26 June, as always in Lignano Sabbiadoro.

The four main categories of the Award are confirmed, four “visual angles” of the multifaceted personality of Ernest Hemingway: Literature, Adventure of Thought, Witness of our time, Photography.
With the addition of a fifth category, "Homage Ernest Hemingway to Lignanese Hospitality", a "unicum" 2021 that will also allow one of the winners of the Hemingway 2020 Prize to be brought to Lignano, and thus "weld" the fracture with the territory of an edition celebrated only digitally, due to the coronavirus emergency.

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24/6/2021- 26/6/2021

For information

Information to the public:
E-mail:, Fondazione
Tel. +39 0434 15 73 200 (from Mon to Fri 9 am – 1 pm).

Segreteria del Premio: Biblioteca Comunale di Lignano Sabbiadoro
Via Treviso, 2 – 33054 Lignano Sabbiadoro (UD)
Tel. 0431 409160, fax 0431 722611, e-mail:

Referente del Premio: dott.ssa Stefania Del Rizzo
Tel. 0431.409269;
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