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17 November

Platonov festival congratulates the member of the “Platonov award in literature and art” Council Olga Sedakova with the International award “Dante Alighieri”



Poet, novelist, translator,  Doctor of Theology,  the winner of the world's literary awards Olga Sedakova became the first laureate of the international literary award “DANTE ALIGHIERI”, established this year by the famous Italian cultural center LAURENTUM.

Olga Sedakova believes that the aim of this award is to emphasize the importance of the poetry all over the world, as Dante in his works raised the most essential subjects of human existence - in contrast to the modern, too personal poetry. In the letter to Olga Sedakova the Award establishers say: “... the jury has concluded that your works perfectly express the poetry as a journey to the center of human destiny, renewing the experience of our genuine poet Dante Alighieri”.

The award ceremony “DANTE ALIGHIERI” will be held in Rome, December 12th 2012.