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The 6th Pushkin House

Annual Book Prize Award Ceremony & Dinner

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

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 7pm

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

 

Join the shortlisted authors and jurors for the UNVEILING of the 2018 winner in the

ATMOSPHERIC Charterhouse

 

The 2018 jurors are Sir Nick Clegg (chair), deputy prime minister in Britain’s coalition government 2010-15; Rosalind P. Blakesley, head of the department of the history of art at Cambridge University and winner of the 2017 Pushkin House Prize for 'The Russian Canvas'; Oleg Budnitsky, professor at the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow and director of The International Centre for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences; Dervla Murphyan Irish travel writer whose 26 books include 'Through Siberia by Accident'; and John ThornhillInnovation Editor of the Financial Times and a former FT Moscow bureau chief.

 The 2018 judges - left to right John Thornhill, Oleg Budnitsky, Dervla Murphy, Rosalind Blakesley and Sir Nick Clegg

The 2018 judges - left to right John Thornhill, Oleg Budnitsky, Dervla Murphy, Rosalind Blakesley and Sir Nick Clegg

 

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) and Rosalind P. Blakesley for The Russian Canvas: Painting in Imperial Russia, 1757-1881 (Yale University Press).

 

                      2013 winner                                           2014 winner                                                2015 winner                                                2016 winner                                                2017 winner

                     2013 winner                                           2014 winner                                                2015 winner                                                2016 winner                                                2017 winner

The 2018 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.

 

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


Please note, tickets for the ceremony and dinner 2018 are now SOLD OUT