The Pushkin House Russian Book Prize rewards the very best non-fiction writing on Russia. Worth £5,000 to the winner, the Prize was created to encourage public understanding and intelligent debate about the Russian-speaking world. The prize is for a book published in English, but translations from other languages, including of course Russian, are encouraged and actively sought. A subsidiary prize for the Best Book in Translation, worth £2,000, is shared between the author and translator(s).
The Pushkin Prize is generously supported by Douglas Smith (author and winner of the inaugural award in 2013) and Stephanie Ellis-Smith and the Polonsky Foundation and in 2019 we welcomed the London Russian Book Club as an additional sponsor.