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The 7th Pushkin House

Annual Book Prize Award Ceremony & Dinner

A prize for the very best non-fiction writing on Russia 

Wednesday, 12 June 2019, 6.30pm for 7pm

at the Great Chamber, The Charterhouse, Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6AN


Join the shortlisted authors and jurors for the UNVEILING of the 2019 winner

in the ATMOSPHERIC Charterhouse


The jurors are:

Sergei Guriev - Chief Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Professor of Economics at Sciences Po Paris (chair)

Rachel Campbell-Johnston - Chief Art Critic, The Times

Alexander Drozdov - Executive Director of the Yeltsin Presidential Centre, Ekaterinberg

Alexis Peri - Assistant Professor at Boston University and winner of the 2018 Pushkin House Book Prize

Andrei Zorin - Professor of Russian at Oxford University and a fellow of New College


Previous winners of the prize are: Douglas Smith for Former People: the Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy (Macmillan); Catherine Merridale for Red Fortress: The Secret Heart of Russia’s History (Allen Lane); Serhii Plokhii for The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union (Oneworld); Dominic Lieven for Towards the Flame (Penguin); Rosalind P. Blakesley for The Russian Canvas: Painting in Imperial Russia, 1757-1881 (Yale University Press); and Alexis Peri for The War Within: Diaries From the Siege of Leningrad (Harvard University Press).


The 2019 Pushkin House Russian Book Prize is made possible thanks to generous support by by Douglas Smith (author and winner of the inaugural award in 2013) and Stephanie Ellis-Smith and the Polonsky Foundation and in 2019 we welcome the London Russian Book Club as an additional sponsor.

The 2019 shortlist will be announced on 25 April 2019.


About The Charterhouse

The Charterhouse is a former 14th-century Carthusian monastery and burial ground for victims of the Black Death, which opened its doors to the public for the first time in 400 years las year.  The complex of almshouses is surrounded by gardens and cobbled courtyards and is just round the corner from Farringdon Station and the Smithfield Meat Market. It is a hidden gem of great atmosphere just outside the City of London. 

The Great Chamber, The Charterhouse, venue for 2017 Dinner & Ceremony. Elizabeth I and James I both held court here.

The Great Chamber, The Charterhouse, venue for 2017 Dinner & Ceremony. Elizabeth I and James I both held court here.

The Charterhouse gardens. Photo: Claire Davies

The Charterhouse gardens. Photo: Claire Davies

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