The Mondello Prize (Italian: Premio Mondello or Premio letterario internazionale Mondello Città di Palermo) is an Italian literary award established in 1975.



The award was founded by a group of Palermo intellectuals and academics, and was first directed by the magistrate Francesco Lentini until his death in 2000.[1][2] Since it is organized by a cultural foundation, Fondazione Sicilia [it].[1]

Since 2012 the award has a partnership with the Turin International Book Fair.[1] The same year it established an award for young writers, the Mondello Giovani Award.[1][3]

Winners include Milan Kundera in 1979,[4] or Cees Nooteboom in 2017.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d "Mondello, Premio". Enciclopedia Treccani (in Italian). Treccani. Retrieved 9 February 2022.
  2. ^ "Mondello Literary prize". Who's who in Italy. Who's Who in Italy S.r.l. 2001. ISBN 978-88-85246-44-7.
  3. ^ Mariateresa, Conti (12 November 2010). "Il premio Mondello apre ai più giovani: nuova sezione dedicata agli under 30". Il Giornale (in Italian). Retrieved 9 February 2022.
  4. ^ Kuhlman, Martha (2001). "Images of the Crowd in Milan Kundera's Novels: From Communist Prague to Postmodern France". The Comparatist. 25: 92. ISSN 0195-7678. JSTOR 44367083.
  5. ^ "Nooteboom wins Mondello Prize". Nederlands Letterenfonds. 19 April 2017. Retrieved 28 September 2022.

Further reading

  • Deidier, Roberto (2004). Atlante Premio Mondello 1975–2004 (in Italian). Lombardi. ISBN 978-88-7260-149-5.