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
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 Murphy, an Irish travel writer whose 26 books include 'Through Siberia by Accident'; and John Thornhill, Innovation Editor of the Financial Times and a former FT Moscow bureau chief.
The shortlist will be announced on 24 April, 2018.
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).
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.
*** TICKETS NOW ON SALE! ***
Until 31 March, EARLY BIRD TICKETS are available at £100.00 per person (thereafter £125 per person)
For FRIENDS OF PUSHKIN HOUSE tickets are £90.00 - available over the telephone only. To book these tickets, please call us on 0207 7269 9770, quoting your Pushkin House 'Friend' membership number.
What's included in the ticket?
Drinks reception in the gardens of The Charterhouse and short talk about the history of the site
3-course dinner (including wine) with jurors and shortlisted authors
Dinner to be interspersed with short Q&As between jurors and shortlisted authors
Shortlisted books available for purchase from our bookshop