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The memory did not disappoint

During the colourful ceremony, stylized this time under spontaneous street meeting, where participants instead of political slogans chanted phrases and whole paragraphs from the books of the finalists, but also rap, the winners were announced. The first prize was a poet, chief editor of the portal colta.ru Maria Stepanova for their exquisitely layered associative book “Memory of memory”.

Second place went to journalist and teacher of Alexander Arkhangelsky for his novel of education “Bureau of inspection”. And the third winner was Dmitry Bykov’s novel “June”.

In addition, awards were given for the victory in the popular vote, which was conducted on the popular reader’s sites. Here the composition of the winners was somewhat different. The winner of this year recognized as “June” by Dmitry Bykov. Second place went to “Recipes of the world creation” Andrey Filimonov, and the third is the novel “the rainbow and Heather” Oleg Ermakova.

Special award for contribution to literature was received by the Grand Dame of Russian literature Lyudmila Petrushevskaya

For the first time in the course of the award was given award “Litblog” for the best book bloggers who write about modern Russian literature. The idea of the award belongs to the graduate programme “Literary skills”, national research UNIVERSITY “Higher school of Economics”. In the contest of literary bloggers received more than 60 applications from across the country, and the Advisory Council, selected 15 finalists, selected a winner. They became Eugenia Lisitsyna, a leading channel in the telegram @greenlampbooks.

Special award for contribution to literature was received by the Grand Dame of Russian literature Lyudmila Petrushevskaya. Coming to the prize, and here she showed his originality.

“I cut flowers do not like – said Petrushevskaya. – It is necessary to give them in the pot. Then they are long, I talk to them”.

A moment of silence, the gathered professionals literature of Russia honored writers, survivors of 2018: Andrei Bitov, Eduard Uspensky, Vladimir Voinovich, Vladimir Sharov.

Help “RG”

National literary prize “Big book” established in 2005 “the Center of support of domestic literature”. The prize money (distributed at three winners and three winners of the popular vote) – 6.1 million rubles.

The winner of the 2017 was Lev Danilkin biographical novel “Lenin: the Pantokrator solar dust”.