Museum-estate of L.N. Tolstoy announced a short list of literary awards -

Museum-estate of L.N. Tolstoy announced a short list of literary awards

Museum-estate of L.N. Tolstoy announced a short list of literary awards

The jury of the annual Literary Prize "Yasnaya Polyana" in the museum-estate "Khamovniki" announced a short list of works that claim to receive the "Yasnaya Polyana" award in 2012.

Literary Prize "Yasnaya Polyana" is an annual All-Russian Literary Prize, established in 2003 by the Museum-Estate of L.N. Tolstoy and Samsung Electronics. The prize is awarded for the best artistic work of the traditional form in three categories: "Modern Classics", "XXI Century" and "Childhood. Adolescence. Youth".

Of the many Russian authors, the competent jury, consisting of well-known writers, critics and literary critics, chooses those whose works preserve the traditions of classical literature and at the same time denote current trends in contemporary Russian literature. More information about the award is available at In the jubilee year of the prize, the works of all the winners of the "Yasnaya Polyana" Prize are available for free reading in the Bookmate service.

The jubilee tenth year of the existence of the award was marked by the opening of the third nomination - "Childhood. Adolescence. Youth". Already this year the nomination attracted the attention of publishers and literary magazines.

"For ten years of the existence of the award between the jury members there were many disputes and revelations. Every decision, every choice of laureate is a complex process, to which we all are very responsible, because it is the laureates who are the face of the prize. This year we have one more difficult choice, moreover, marked by a jubilee year, "said Vladimir Ilyich Tolstoy, the chairman of the jury of the Yasnaya Polyana Prize.

"Over the years, since its foundation, the" Yasnaya Polyana "Prize has been one of the most important charitable projects in the sphere of Russian culture for Samsung. To take part in this project is not only a great honor for us, but also a huge responsibility. Promoting the ideals of goodness and humanism through the award, we strive to make our world a little better, "said Jun Sung Ho, president of Samsung Electronics headquarters for CIS countries.

In 2012 in the short list of the nomination "XXI century" are presented:

1. Yuri Buida. Blue blood. - Moscow: Eksmo, 2012.
2. Yevgeny Kasimov. Call me Christopher. - Ekaterinburg: Publishing house "Autograph", 2012.
3. Oleg Pavlov. Diary of a hospital guard. - M .: Time, 2012.
4. Yuri Petkevich. With a bird on his head. - M: Astrel, 2012.
5. Marina Stepnova. Women of Lazarus. - Moscow: Astrel, 2012.
6. Andrey Stolyarov. We, the people. - The journal "Neva", 2011. - No.5.

In the short list of the nomination "Childhood. Adolescence. Youth "are presented:

1. Marina Aromshtam. When the angels rest. - M .: KompasGid, 2011.
2. Andrei Dmitriev. A peasant and a teenager. - The magazine "October", 2012. - №. 2-3.
3. Andrei Zhvalevsky. Eugene Pasternak. Time is always good. - M .: Time, 2012.

Writers who have entered the short list (finalists) will share 150 000 rubles, and the winner will receive 750 000 rubles. The laureate in the nomination "Modern Classics" will be selected by the jury members, his award will be 900,000 rubles. Money reward in the nomination "Childhood. Adolescence. Youth "will be 300 000 rubles.

Awarding of laureates will be held on October 10 this year in Moscow.

About the Prize:

The literary prize "Yasnaya Polyana" supports the traditions of classical literature, recalling the authors of outstanding works of the XX century, and tracks the current trends of contemporary Russian literature, noting talented authors of the XX century. These two lines allow the premium to maintain inner harmony and balance.

The prize is awarded for the best artistic work of the traditional form in three categories: "Modern Classics", "XXI Century", "Childhood. Adolescence. Youth".

The jury of the "Yasnaya Polyana" award includes well-known Russian writers, critics, literary critics and public figures:

• Tolstoy Vladimir Ilich, chairman of the jury of the Yasnaya Polyana Prize, cultural adviser to the President of the Russian Federation.
• Anninsky Lev Alexandrovich, Soviet and Russian literary critic, writer, publicist, literary critic;
• Basin Pavel Valerevich, journalist, writer, literary critic;
• Varlamov Alexei Nikolaevich, prose writer, researcher of Russian literature of the 20th century;
• Zolotussky Igor Petrovich, Soviet and Russian literary critic, journalist, writer;
• Kurbatov Valentin Yakovlevich, writer, publicist, literary critic.
• Otroshenko Vladislav Olegovich, Russian writer and essayist, laureate of the Literary Prize "Yasnaya Polyana".

For 20 years Samsung Electronics has been working in Russia, taking an active part in the social and cultural life of the country. The company is the oldest official sponsor of the State Academic Bolshoi Theater, a partner of the State Hermitage, supports exhibitions of contemporary art. Samsung Electronics has for many years already been the World Olympic Partner, as well as the Official Partner of the Russian Tennis Federation, the Official Partner of the Russian Junior Tennis Teams and the Official Partner of the Russian national tennis team in wheelchairs.

The museum-estate "Yasnaya Polyana" is a unique memorial and natural reserve, a place of life and creativity of LN. Tolstoy. "Yasnaya Polyana" is a major cultural center in which International Writers' Meetings are held, the International Seminar of Translators L.N. Tolstoy and other Russian writers, popular science lectures in partnership with the "Enlightenment" prize, the International Art Festival "Garden of Geniuses", literary and art exhibitions.

01.10.2012 13:32:47
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