Former book prize boss convicted for embezzlement
Ex-Grinzane Cavour president Giuliano Soria gets 14.5 years22 March, 13:52
Soria, 62, helped found the Grinzane Cavour prize in 1982.
The prize counts a number of authors among its recipients who went on to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, including Wole Soyinka, Jose' Saramago, Gunter Grass, Orhan Pamuk and Doris Lessing.
Soria was also convicted Friday for violence against his former Mauritian valet.