Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

"Big Book-2011" Was Chosen Yesterday
30.11.2011 11:23

Laureates of the prestigious "Big Book-2011" literary award were announced on November 29, in Moscow.

      The first prize was given to Mikhail Shishkin for his book "Pismovnik". The second award was given to Vladimir Sorokin for "Metel" ("The Snowstorm") and Dmitry Bykov was named the third winner for his novel "Ostromov ili Uchenik Charodeya" ("Ostromov or the Wizard's Pupil").

      All the three winners will be presented with cash awards. Award's fund is estimated at 5,5, million roubles, and 3 millions of that sum is supposed to be given to the first award's laureate.

        On November 23, a laureate of the "Big Book" people's choice online voting was also announced. Readers chose Mikhail Shishik with his "Pismopvnik", the choice which later was supported by the professional jury.

      The short-list of the award consisted of ten finalists. The full list of them you can see here (in Russian).

      Besides the main contest, the "Big Book" jury annually gives a special honourable award "For Honour and Dignity" to Russian prominent writers. This year the award was given to Fazil Iskander. The award "For the Contribution to Literature" was given to Peter Mayer - an English-American publisher and the ex-head of the Penguin publishing house, which had issued many books of Russian writers in English translation.

      The "Big Book" award is held for the sixth time this year. Last year it was given to Pavel Basinsky for the book "Lev Tolstoy: Begstvo iz Raya" ("Leo Tolstoy: Escape from the Paradise"), Alexander Ilichevsky for the "Pers" ("Persian") and Viktor Pelevin for the "t" novel.  

      Source: Image:

      Links: Viktor Pelevin's Books in English On (in English)

      Dmitry Bykov on (in English)

      Vladimir Sorokin on (in English)

Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: Russian Literature Russian writers Russian awards   

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Jumping Celebrities - Philippe Halsman's Exhibition in Moscow
Moscow in Pictures by Alexander Gubarev. 1912-1914
Exhibitions about Writers and October Revolution in Moscow and Berlin
Moscow Maly Theater Opened after Reconstruction
Panopticon in Erarta: Art Exhibition of Christian Gemi

comments powered by Disqus

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Russian Parliament in Action

search on the map
Yaroslavl   Anti-Terrorist Collaboration  Russian business  sanctions  Colliders  Russian history  Dzhokhar Tsarnaev  Russian airlines  Russian prisoners  Russian social networks  Evrokhim   Chechen republic  Russian Literature  Yelizovo  VKontakte  Painting  Aushkul Lake  Maksimilian Voloshin  Russia-China  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Russian Orthodox Church  PayPal  Ukraine  Multimedia   Russian football  Yandex  Russian children  Pancakes   Auction Sales  Zaryadye Landscape Park  Treasures  Russian tourism  Toy Map of Russia  Gorky Park  Russian research  health  Moscow  Rammstein  Russian directors  Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen  Archeology  Christmas  Alexander Sokurov  Andrey Platonov  Melodiya  Exhibitions in Moscow  nationalism in Russia  Comics  Russian Cinema  Film Distribution 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites