Yasnaya Polyana Literary Award

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Yasnaya Polyana Literary Award
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Awarded forthe best traditional-style novel
CountryRussia
Presented byYasnaya Polyana, Samsung Group
Reward(s)6.7 million RUB
First awarded2003
Websitehttp://www.yppremia.ru

The Yasnaya Polyana Literary Award is an annual all-Russian literary award that was founded in 2003 by the Leo Tolstoy Museum Estate and Samsung Electronics. The award is presented for the best traditional-style novel written in Russian or translated into Russian.

The Yasnaya Polyana literary award maintains classical literature traditions by commemorating the authors of outstanding works and also supports contemporary literary works by noting talented writers. These two aspects allow the award to remain balanced and harmonious.

Background[edit]

Originally, till 2005, there were two categories: An Outstanding Work of Russian Fiction and An Outstanding Debut in Russian Fiction, renamed into Contemporary Classic and 21st Century, respectively. In 2012 (the award's 10-year anniversary), another nomination category was added to the award – Childhood, Boyhood, Youth, named after Leo Tolstoy's semi-autobiographical trilogy of novels.[1][2][3]

The fourth category, Foreign Fiction, was added in 2015, and the fifth, Readers' Choice, in 2016. In 2017, Contemporary Classic was renamed into Contemporary Russian Fiction, Event category added; Childhood, Boyhood, Youth and 21st Century abandoned. Since then, the categories are as follows:

  • Contemporary Russian Fiction
  • Foreign Fiction
  • Event in arts, entertainment, and media
  • Readers' Choice[4]

The award's fund doubled since 2010. Currently, it amounts to 6.7 million RUB. The winner of the Contemporary Russian Fiction award receives 3 million roubles; 1.2 million roubles go to the Foreign Fiction laureate, while its translator gets 500 thousand, and 500 thousand roubles receives the winner in Event category. 1 million RUB is divided between the Contemporary Russian Fiction finalists. The Readers' Choice winner is awarded with a theme trip to South Korea, presented by Samsung. All winners receive a special statuette.[4]

The jury[edit]

The jury, which consists of famous writers, critics and literature experts, select authors whose works preserve the traditions of classic literature and, at the same time, represent the relevant trends of modern Russian and foreign literature.

Yasnaya Polyana jury members include famous Russian writers, literary critics and public figures. At present (2020) there are:

Winners[6][edit]

2003 — 2005[edit]

Year Outstanding Work Outstanding Debut
2003 Viktor Likhonosov Vladislav Otroshenko
2004 Timur Zulfikanov Anton Utkin
2005 Anatolij Kim Alexander Yakovlev[7]

2006 — 2011[edit]

Year Contemporary Classics 21st Century
2006 Vasily Belov Alexey Ivanov[8]
2007 Leonid Borodin Zakhar Prilepin[9]
2008 Petr Krasnov Ljudmila Saraskina
2009 Vladimir Lichutin Vassilij Golovanov
2010 Mikhail Kuraev Mikhail Tarkovsky[10]
2011 Fazil Iskander[11] Elena Katishonok

2012 — 2014[edit]

Year Contemporary Classics 21st Century Childhood, Boyhood, Youth
2012 Valentin Rasputin Evgenij Kasimov Andrey Dmitriev
2013 Yury Bondarev Evgenij Vodolazkin Yury Nechiporenko[12]
2014 Boris Ekimov Arsen Titov Roman Senchin[13]

2015 — 2016[edit]

Year Contemporary Classics 21st Century Childhood, Boyhood, Youth Foreign Fiction Readers' Choice
2015 Andrei Bitov Guzel Yakhina Valery Bylinsky Ruth Ozeki, Ekaterina Ilyina (translator) Guzel Yakhina
2016 Vladimir Makanin Narine Abgaryan,
Alexander Grigorenko
Marina Nefyodova Orhan Pamuk, Apollinaria Avrutina (translator) Narine Abgaryan

Since 2017[edit]

Year Contemporary Russian Fiction Foreign Fiction Event Readers' Choice
2017 Andrei Rubanov Mario Vargas Llosa, Kirill Korkonosenko (translator) "LiteraTula" Children's Book Fair Oleg Yermakov
2018 Olga Slavnikova Amos Oz, Victor Radutski (translator) Story of One Appointment (film) Maria Stepanova
2019 Sergei Samsonov Hernán Rivera Letelier, Darya Sinitsina (translator) "The Glass Bead Game" Literary TV show Grigori Sluzhitel

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