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Russian Book of the Decade to Be Chosen in December
24.11.2011 12:00
Russian Book of the Decade to Be Chosen in December
Lyudmila Ulitskaya

The Russian Booker Prize of the Decade awardhas chosen a short-list of five finalists, which were previously shortlisted for the Booker prize in years from 2001 to 2010. 

      The finalists were picked by a professional jury from a list of 60 books. They include Oleg Pavlov and his Funeral Rites in Karaganda, or, A Tale of Recent Times, the winner of the award in 2002, Zakhar Prilepin and his Sankya, the finalist of 2006’s award, Roman Senchin and his The Eltyshevs, the finalist of 2009’s award, Ludmila Ulitskaya and her Daniel Stein, Interpreter, finalist of 2007’s prize, and Aleksandr Chudakov with his Haze Sets upon the Old Steps, 2001’s finalist.

      It should be noted that only the book by Oleg Pavlov became the winner the of the Russian Booker award earlier. The other books entered short-lists but never won.

      The jury consisted of 33 members chose a total of 42 books. The first five places were occupied by the books gaining the greatest amount of scores. The money prize for the winner is about $20,000.

      The winner of the Russian Booker of the Decade award will be announced on December 1.

      The first Russian Booker award ceremony took place back in 1992 and has been held annually ever since. 

      Ludmila Ulitskaya, Daniel Stein, Interpreter, in English - here


Sources: Direct News Rosbalt Image: Pilorama

Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: Russian literature Russian writers Russian Booker Russian awards  

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