The famous literary prize “Russian Booker” started life 25 years ago thanks to an inspiring gesture and the financial support of the British “Booker”.
Still bukerovskoj chairmen of the Committee in Moscow British. Professor Igor Shaitanov, literary Secretary of the award and mastermind, at a press conference welcomed the British Simon Dixon and presented literary fellow members of the new jury headed by Olesya Nikolayeva — poet, novelist and connoisseur of literature.
Of the 70 nominated works, the jury has included in the long list of 24 novel. This maximum allowable figure.
— Preparing a book “Russian Booker‑25”. The presentation will take place at the ceremony honoring the new winner of 2016, and it will give all the participants invited to the celebration: writers, critics, journalists.
The devils thanked bukerovskoj sponsor.
The Chairman of the jury, poet Olesya Nikolaeva spoke warmly and enthusiastically:
— I’ve read all summer. Met wonderful works. To break away from them was impossible: a vivid, exciting, stylistically virtuosic writing. Because the subject of literature is human. In presents novels the abundance of new characters. I got the impression that finally, in the novels there is a new hero, a new character. Maybe before I wasn’t able to read everything, all to cover. Before that I had the impression of disturbing: somewhere in the story the character disappears. And this time new characters are more solid, and unique. In my opinion, it is the author’s success.
We strongly reacted to the genre’s requirements. Some works are represented only collection of short stories related to the hero, but deprived of wholeness and spontaneity.
Devils immediately developed this idea:
In my opinion, in the modern novel changed the perspective of understanding history. If present, traditionally settled in the past, now what is happening to modern novelists the most interesting of our time.
Devils expressed concern:
In the past, the majority of novels were first published in magazines. And now, when the logs are poor, only two novels of the twenty-four published in journals. Of course, before the award nominated novels magazines and now publishers.
Jury member Vladimir Kozlov (Rostov-on-don), Professor, rector of Federal University, expressed his observation: “the Modern novel is clearly more complicated. Until recently, Roman was limited to the level of the narrated story. Now at best guess the search works some of the contexts of thoughts, which would explain the present. Therefore, the genre of the modern novel, fortunately, is complicated by the level of skill and copyright statements”.
The jury — interesting professionals: critic, novelist Alisa Ganieva and Professor RSUH David Feltsman.
24 among novelists shining names of famous authors, winners of major awards: Evgeny Vodolazkin (“the Aviator”), Lyudmila Ulitskaya (“Jacob’s Ladder”), Leonid Yuzefovich (“Winter road”).
Welcome and successful novel “the Boy, walking over the wild duck” major filmmaker Irakli Kvirikadze and the book courageous living in Siberia, Mikhail Tarkovsky’s “Toyota Cresta”.
Good luck to the 25‑year-old “Russian Booker”!Related posts: