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:

Russia and China will be Engaged in Animation Coproduction
Short List of Kazan Film Festival Includes 60 Films from 27 Countries
Russian Filmmakers Advocate "Matilda" by Uchitel
SNOWVISION Sports Film Festival Kicks off in Chelyabinsk
Cannes Film Festival Kicks Off with Loveless From Russia Today

comments powered by Disqus

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Russian Parliament in Action

search on the map
IT  Russian tourism  Faberge  Russian monastery  Ilya Kabakov  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Water Colors  Russian coal mine  Comics  Yantarny  Kabardino-Balkaria  International Yoga Day   Kinotavr  Nikolai Karachentsov   Historical Exhibitions  sanctions  Komi Republic  Life Saving  Ryurik Dynasty  Russian Cinema  Russian Literature  sky-scrapers in Moscow  XIV Architecture Biennale  Russian history  Nobel Prize Winners  Great Patriotic War  Exhibitions in Moscow  Transaero  Japan  Crimea  environment  Russian business  Resources  Mozdok  Viktor Pivovarov  Painting  Lokomotiv plane crash  Buryatia  Rosneft  Russian festivals  Pussy Riot case  Russian Emigration  Lucian Spalletti  Archeology  Lev Yudin  Russian army  Aeroflot  Muranovo  Moscow airports  Moscow 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites