The organizers of the literary award “Big Book” announced the list of award finalists for 2016, “Interfax».
At the prize claim Vladimer Dinets ( “Song of the Dragon”), Leonid Yuzefovich ( “Winter Road”) Maria Galina ( “autochthonous”), Peter Aleshkovsky ( “Fortress”), Alexei Ivanov ( “Bad weather”), Alexander Ilichevsky ( “right to left”), Eugene Vodolazkin ( “The Aviator”), Anna Matveeva ( “enviable sense of Faith Stenina “), Ulitskaya (” Jacob’s Ladder “), Sergei Soloukh (” Stories about animals “) and Alexander Filipenko (” baiting »).
There were examined 252 books and manuscripts nominated writer, member of the Literary Academy, literary journals, publishers and creative unions. The award panel of experts consists of the executive secretary of the magazine “Banner” Elena Kholmogorova, philologist, editor, deputy chief editor of the magazine “October” Alexei Andreev, deputy head of the prose of the magazine “New World” Olga Novikova, drama, literary critic Dmitry Samoilov.
The prize “Big book” has been awarded since 2005, is the largest in the Russian literary award on the size of the prize fund – now it is 6.1 million rubles. Prize winner receives 3 million rubles, second and third place -. 1.5 million and 1 million rubles. respectively; In addition, several special prizes are awarded.