Andrei Bely Prize

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The Andrei Bely Prize (Russian: Премия Андрея Белого; Premiya Andreya Belovo) is the oldest independent literary prize awarded in Russia. It was established in 1978 by the staff of Hours, the largest samizdat literary journal in Leningrad, to recognize excellence in three categories: prose, poetry, and theory. Among its founders were Boris Ivanov, Boris Ostanin, Viktor Krivulin, Arkadii Dragomoshchenko, and other eminent figures of uncensored literature. The prize was named for Andrei Bely, whose influence spanned Russian poetry, prose, and humanitarianism. Materially, the prize consisted of an apple, a single ruble, and a bottle of vodka. Despite its playful character, the prize quickly became a major phenomenon of Russian literary life, and was awarded to a number of significant writers, including novelists Andrei Bitov, Sasha Sokolov, and Yevgeny Kharitonov, poets Gennady Aygi, Olga Sedakova, and Elena Schwarz, philosopher Boris Groys, critic Mikhail Epstein, and Sinologist Vladimir Malyavin. After a lull in the early 1990s, it was revived in 1997 with the addition of a fourth category, "services to literature", and continues to be awarded to this day. Recent laureates have included Mikhail Gasparov, Vladimir Toporov, Margarita Meklina, Mikhail Gronas, Vladimir Sorokin, Victor Pelevin, Boris Dubin, Sergei Kruglov, Aleksandr Lavrov, Elena Fanailova and Alexandra Petrova.
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award received: Andrei Bely Prize

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Vladimir Sorokin cover

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Vladimir Sorokin

Russian writer

works

14

The Queue

book by Vladimir Sorokin

author: Vladimir Sorokin

2008

Goluboe salo

'Blue lard'. novell by Vladimir Sorokin

author: Vladimir Sorokin

1999

The Blizzard

novel by Vladimir Sorokin

author: Vladimir Sorokin

2010

Сахарный Кремль

book by Vladimir Sorokin

author: Vladimir Sorokin

2008

Ice Trilogy

трилогия Владимира Сорокина

author: Vladimir Sorokin

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Antoine Volodine

French writer

works

8

Des anges mineurs

livre de Antoine Volodine

author: Antoine Volodine

1999

Terminus radieux

book by Antoine Volodine

author: Antoine Volodine

2014

Songes de Mevlido

(A Volodine); Venu de la science-fiction, Antoine Volodine pratique la littérature en chamane. Si ses livres manifestent une force envoûtante qui lui amène aujourd'hui un large public, il apparaît aussi comme l'un des très rares auteurs act

author: Antoine Volodine

Écrivains

(A Volodine) - Fiche de lecture; L'œuvre d' Antoine Volodine est absolument à lire. Voilà une affirmation qui n'a plus à être justifiée mais qui doit être ironiquement confrontée à la réception des trois ouvrages ( Écrivains , Onze Rêves de

author: Antoine Volodine

Black Village

novel by Antoine Volodine

author: Antoine Volodine

2017

Author

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Eduard Limonov

Russian writer and political dissident

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Mikhail Gasparov

Russian philologist and translator

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Sasha Sokolov

writer

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