MiBACT, Marino Sinibaldi is the new president of the Center for the Book


Appointed by MiBACT the new president of Cepell - Center for Books and Reading: he is Marino Sinibaldi.

New president of the Center for Books and Reading (Cepell) appointed: he is Marino Sinibaldi, director of Rai Radio3, journalist and literary critic. Author and host of radio and television programs since the 1980s, including Tema, La storia siamo noi, Senza Rete, Fine secolo, Fahrenheit, he conceived in 2010 Libri Come. Festa del libro e della lettura, which he still directs at the Auditorium-Parco della musica in Rome. He is a member of the board of directors of the Strega Prize and the board of the Bellonci Foundation. From 2014 to 2017 he was president of the Teatro di Roma. He has received numerous awards for his cultural activities, including the Ischia-Journalist of the Year Award, the Alassio Award, the Flaiano Award, and was in 2015 named Commendatore of the Italian Republic.

Cepell was established in 2007 and is an autonomous institute of MiBACT. Its goal is to implement policies for the dissemination of books and reading in Italy and to promote books and Italian culture abroad, presenting itself as a point of reference for the professional world in all its aspects and as a place of meeting, dialogue and exchange for public and private operators who work daily in the various areas of book production, knowledge and dissemination.

Appointed by Minister Franceschini, Sinibaldi succeeds Diego Mariani. “In thanking Diego Mariani for his commitment,” says the minister, “I wish Marino Sinibaldi good work. The Center for Books and Reading represents an important institution for spreading reading and Marino Sinibaldi’s appointment is one of high cultural value: I am sure that with his experience and professionalism he will be able to give new impetus and new momentum in a sector that is vital for our country.”

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MiBACT, Marino Sinibaldi is the new president of the Center for the Book
MiBACT, Marino Sinibaldi is the new president of the Center for the Book


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