Congratulations to Konrad Eisenbichler on winning the Flaiano International Prize for Italian Scholarship for his book The Sword and the Pen. Women, Politics, and Poetry in Sixteenth-Century Italy (Notre Dame University Press, 2012).
The various Premi Flaiano are among the most prestigious to be awarded in Italy. These awards are bestowed for outstanding achievement in cinema, theatre, radio/television, and literature. The awards ceremony will be broadcast on television from Italy on July 14th, 2013.
Prof. Eisenbichler is both the first University of Toronto recipient, as well as the first Canadian to win this esteemed award.
Update: See also the detailed report in the UofT Bulletin.