2018 PUSHKIN HOUSE RUSSIAN BOOK PRIZE SHORTLIST UNVEILED
Six highly readable books covering history, politics and graphic reportage written by authors from Russia, the UK, the US and France were today (Friday, April 20, 2018) shortlisted for the Pushkin House Russian Book Prize 2018. The award supports the best non-fiction writing in English on the Russian-speaking world, selected by a panel of distinguished judges.
Sir Nick Clegg, chair of the judges, said: “This is a fantastic and varied selection of high quality books on Russia, of as much interest to the general as the specialist reader. Each of these titles will give any reader a better understanding of Russia's history, culture and outlook. This has never been more important given the current tensions between Russian and the West. It was a tough but fascinating process for the judges to pick only six.”
The 2018 shortlisted titles are (click on each for more information):
The panel of judges for the 2018 Pushkin House Russian Book Prize comprises: Sir Nick Clegg (chair), Deputy Prime Minister in Britain’s Coalition Government 2010-15; Rosalind Blakesley, Head of the department of the history of art at Cambridge University; Oleg Budnitsky, Professor at the National Research University Higher School of Economics; Dervla Murphy, Irish author; and John Thornhill, innovation editor of the Financial Times and a former Moscow Bureau Chief.
The award was established in 2012 to encourage public understanding and intelligent debate about the Russian-speaking world.