Winners of the literary award “Yasnaya Polyana” in 2016 steel Marina Nefedova (“the Forester and his nymph”), Narine Abgaryan (“From the sky fell three apples”) and Alexander Grigorenko (“Lost blind tune”), announced the organizers of the award at the award ceremony on Wednesday, November 2.

As writes RIA “Novosti” with reference to the presidential adviser on culture Vladimir Tolstoy, this year the jury had to assess more than 100 novels to determine the winners.

“Such a painful choice, like this year, it was not for all history of the award. Works short list all deserve to be declared the winners. Heart bleeds, when we had to make our difficult choice,” he admitted.

Marina Nefedova has won in the nomination “Childhood. Adolescence. The youth”. Narine Abgaryan and Alexander Grigorenko shared the victory in the nomination “XXI century”. “We suffered terribly and agreed on two nominees,” commented Tolstoy the jury’s decision.

The award in the nomination “the Modern classics” was given to Vladimir Makanin for the novel “Where the sky converged with hills”, Orhan Pamuk, with his book “My weird thoughts” translated Apollinaria Avrutina” was awarded in the category “Foreign literature”. And in the nomination “readers ‘ Choice” in which the prize is awarded on the results of an online readers ‘ poll, defeated Narine Abgaryan.

Narine Abgaryan became a two-time winner of the award “Yasnaya Polyana” 02.11.2016

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