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

Russian Booker of the Decade Finds its Winner
2.12.2011 11:30
Russian Booker of the Decade Finds its Winner
Alexander Chudakov

The Russian Booker Prize of the Decade, a prestigious literary award, has been given to a Russian writer Aleksander Chudakov, posthumously.

      The award ceremony took place on December 1, in the "Golden Ring" hotel. The professional jury consisted of 33 members announced the book Haze Sets upon the Old Steps by Aleksander Chudakov as the Russian Book of the Decade. 

      Aleksander Pavlovich Chudakov is a philologist, most famous for his researches of Anton Chekhov's creativity. He was also a publisher and an editor of Yury Tynyanov's works. Chudakov published his first autobiographic novel in 2000, in "Znamya" ("Banner") literary journal. He died in 2005.

      The "Students' Booker of the Decade" was given to Tatyana Tolstaya for her scandalous novel Kys'. The laureate was chosen by the students of Russian Universities.

      About 60 books pretended to be given the main prize. The jury picked the short-list of five finalists, which included 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.

      The Russian Booker of the Decade laureate is to be given a money prize which is about $20,000. That sum was presented to Chudakov's widow Marietta Chudakova, who is also a prominent Russian publicist, philologist and a public figure. 


Source: Image:

Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: Russian literature Russian writers Russian awards Russian Booker  

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter      submit

Russian population  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Exhibitions in Moscow  Lake Baikal  Belokurikha  Krasnodar region  Ukraine  St. Petersburg  Samara Region  Zapovednoye Posolstvo   Russian Film Directors  Cancer  Sberbank  Unusual Finds  anniversary  Murmansk  Russian sportswomen  Neglinka  Russian Cinema  Tula Region  Russian Railways  Bulat Okudzhava  Sokolniki  Moscow  DNA  Russian business  Raspberry Festiva  Russian tourism  business  Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory  Persian Leopards   Theatre Festivals  Boris Andreyev  the Internet  Russian ministries  Russian opposition activists  Archeology  Novgorod Region  El-Tyubyu  Sochi International Film Awards  Russian scientists  Oriental Museum  Russian science  South Stream  natural history  Russian economy  Tax Code  Old Moscow  Noah's Ark  Anna Chapman 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites