The “Golden Aster Book” World Literary Award was created to reward the talent of writers and poets from around the world. It is a cultural event created and organized by the International Cultural Association “Aster Academy International”.
There were different award categories: edited and unpublished essays, edited and unpublished poetry and narrative. And the Special prizes: “Donna dell’Anno”, “Un libro un film”, “Un libro per il sociale” and “Eccellenze”.
The Grand Finale of the “Golden Aster Book” World Literary Award 2018 took place yesterday, Saturday, November 10 at the Cittadella della Musica in Civitavecchia (Italy). An event organized by Aster Academy International, under the patronage of the Municipality of Civitavecchia.
Souad Sbai was awarded with the “Golden Aster Book World Literary Award 2018 – A book for the social”. Souad Sbai is the first Arab woman elected as member of the Italian Parliament (16th legislature), president of “Acmid-Donna Onlus Association”, President of the “Centro Studi Averroè”, vice president of the “Armando Curcio University” and Italian citizen. Souad Sbai is a woman who fights every day, here in Italy, in the name of human rights.
Michele Cucuzza – an Italian journalist, news speaker and television presenter – gave out the “Golden Aster Book 2018, A Book for the Social Award” to Souad Sbai for his book “Rachida, an Apostate in Italy”.
An event that was be attended by: actress Francesca Chillemi, (godmother of Aster Academy International) actress Ira Frontén, Michele Cucuzza, director Giorgio Amato, Rai journalist Roberto Amen, the president of ITFF Piero Pacchiarotti, Francesca Patti, the Councilor for Culture and Tourism Enzo D’Antò, etc.
The president of Aster Academy Alessio Follieri said: “It is the first edition of a world literary prize that quickly ranks among the most important literary awards in the world due to the participation and interest shown internationally.
The possibility of transforming these great cultural events into projects for charity is a source of pride for the Aster Academy.
To make culture and at the same time to transform an artistic activity into an event to do charity is something that can be done!”