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Russian Booker – your guide to the world of literature essays!
The Russian Booker Prize was founded in 1991 as the first non-state prize in Russia since 1917. Awarded annually for the best Russian novel of the year, it retains its reputation as the country’s most prestigious literary prize.
The purpose of the award is to attract the reading public’s attention to serious prose to ensure the commercial success of books that affirm the humanistic system of values that is traditional for Russian literature.
In the early 90s, there was a feeling that Russian literature was in danger, even more – faced extinction. Then one national culture, glorified in the novel’s genre – English – came to the aid of another culture glorified in the same genre – Russian – and helped to establish an award for the best novel of the year written in Russian.
The initiator of the creation of the prize in Russia was Sir Michael Caine. He headed the Booker plc company and established the Booker Prize for England, the Commonwealth countries, and Ireland in 1969.
Russian Booker was modeled after its British predecessor with one difference: the publishers themselves nominate the novels for the prize in England now.