2009 & 2011
Giorgio Pressburger was born in Budapest and has been living in Italy since 1965. He graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Rome as a director and then studied biology at the University of Bologna from 1967 to 1971. From 1967 to 1988 he worked as a director in the radio and television where he adapted the works of several hundred renowned authors. He received several prizes for this work, including the Italy Prize in 1972, 1975 and 1988, and was awarded a musical prize in Hungary in 1975. He also worked extensively in prose theatre, wrote several play-scripts and directed numerous plays throughout Italy.
His several decade-long works in the theatre was recognized in 1962 by a prize awarded by the Italian Drama Institute, by the Pirandello Prize in 1974, the Flaiano Prize in 1995 and the Riccione Prize for the Theatre in 2001. Published works include the novels Teeth & Spies and The Law of White Spaces; and the short story collection Snow & Guilt.