LITERARY TYPES: Prada on Wednesday revealed the names of the members of the jury to select the winners of Prada Journal, the project dedicated to emerging writers that the fashion label launched last year in collaboration with Italian publishing company Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Editore. Indian poet, writer and dancer Tishani Doshi; Carlo Feltrinelli, chief executive officer of Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Editore, as well as novelists Paolo Giordano and Colum McCann will unveil the winners of the contest’s second edition during an award ceremony in Milan on Jan. 19.
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As was the case last year, when the event coincided with the launch of its new eyewear collection manufactured by Luxottica, Prada encouraged writers to send stories based on their own vision of the world.
For the first edition, Prada received 1,300 entries from around the world. The best of them were collected in an e-book.