| The new literature award - "A big book" is instituted in Russia.|
The list of the new award constitutors includes: Federal press and mass-media agency, Federal culture and film agency, the Institute of Russian literature and the All-Russian state TV-radio company.
The award "A big book" is aimed to increase the status of Russian present-day literature and appeal readers` attention.
The first prize will come up to 3mln rubles, the second one - 1,5 mln, the third - 1mln.
Selection of literary candidates for the award will consist of two stages: First, all literary works will be presented to experts-readers. After their choice, the best works will be sent to "literary academy", where judges - more than 100 writers, librarians, critics, and journalists will name happy winners.
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