Writer Peter Aleshkovsky was awarded the annual literary prize “Russian Booker” for his novel “the castle”. The jury this year included writer and critic Alisa Ganieva, critic and poet Vladimir Kozlov, the Director of the Novosibirsk state regional scientific library, Vice-President, Russian library Association Svetlana Tarasova and Professor RSUH, David Feldman, reports TASS.
In the final award also went Suhbat of Aflatuni (“adoration of the Magi”), Sergey Lebedev (“Men of August”), Alexander Melikhov (“And they have no retribution”), Boris Minaev (“Soft fabric: Batiste. Cloth”) and Leonid Yuzefovich (“Winter road”), received a grant for the translation of their work into English.
The protagonist of “the Fortress” – an archaeologist, a historian, a loser in middle-class understanding person aggrieved by the bosses wife. Its strength – loyalty to the profession, honesty with ourselves and with people. It is solid, but because of it the hero is not able to negotiate with the society, can not adapt to today’s reality in which everything is decided by money and connections.
This year “Russian Booker” was nominated for 73 works. In the nomination the best novels were 36 publishers, six magazines, five universities and 10 libraries. In the long list, in addition to the listed authors, also includes Evgeny Vodolazkin with the “Aviator”, Lyudmila Ulitskaya with the “Ladder of Jacob” and Sasha Filipenko with “Bullying.”
The award “Russian Booker” was awarded for the 25th time. Anniversary marked by the release of the same book. “In the first part of the book is describes the history of the “Russian Booker” and will be two articles on the ancestor of the British “Booker”. Most of the book is a chronology of the awards, all the jury, all the winners and reaction to the winners”, – said earlier the coordinator of the award Igor Shaytanov.