Jury of the literary prize “Russian Booker” announced Wednesday, July 13, the “long list” of works that were selected and claimed for the award in 2016 for the best novel in Russian.

The official website of the award said that this year to participate in the competition was nominated for 73 works. In the nomination the best novels were 36 publishers, six magazines, five universities and 10 libraries.

“In the novel changed the perspective of understanding history. If present, traditionally settled in the past, now the past – history of gender, family, cultural mythology seen in the light of the actual present. The origin of modernity to present the most interesting novelist of our time”, – commented the results of the pre-selection jury chair, novelist Olesya Nikolaeva.

In the long list, consisting of 24 novels included “the Fortress” Peter Aleshkovsky, “the Aviator” Eugene Vodolazkin, “Men of August “Sergei Lebedev “heavenly city” Oleg Nesterov and “the stairs of Jacob” Ludmila Ulitskaya and “Harassment” Sasha Filipenko.

This year, the “Russian Booker” will be awarded for the 25th time. The anniversary will be 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 jury, and all winners reaction to winning”, he told TASS, the coordinator of the award Igor Shaytanov.

The shortlist for the award will be announced on 5 October. The winner will receive 1.5 million rubles, finalists – 150 thousand rubles. One of the novels, got to the final, will be translated into English and published in the UK. Last year the jury’s choice was sensational – the first prize received the Roman Faith. Friendship of peoples” Alexander Snegireva.




In the long list of the jubilee of the “Russian Booker” became Ulitskaya, Yuzefovich and vodolazkin up close 13.07.2016

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