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Andrea Zanzotto

Incontri al Bo, March, 2, 2000

with Giorgio Tinazzi
restoration and digitization: Denis Brotto

Andrea Zanzotto (Pieve di Soligo, Italy 1921 – Conegliano, Italy 2011) was an Italian poet.

In 1942, Zanotto graduated from the University of Padua as part of the College of Letters. He spent many years as a schoolteacher, as well as a magazine and newspaper collaborator. During the Second World War, he participated in the Venetian Resistance. His prolific writing career included poems, prose, anthologies, and critical writings. The works that have brought him numerous awards, including the San Babila Prize in 1950, the Etna-Taormina International Prize in 1977, the Viareggio Prize in 1979, and the Hölderlin Prize in 2005. Zanzotto received an honorary degree from the University of Trento in 1995, and later from the Universities of Bologna and Turin.