Works 42 writers and poets from 19 countries, and Among them the UK, Germany, Ireland, Canada, USA and Ukraine, entered into a "long list" contest " Russian Award ", celebrating the best works of the authors, writing in the Russian language abroad.
international literary contest "Russian Award" was established in 2005 for the conservation and development of the Russian language as a unique phenomenon of the world culture and support the Russian-speaking writers in the world.
"The twelfth of March 2015 organizing Committee of the international literary contest "Russian Award" and the Fund " Presidential center B. N. Yeltsin said the "long list" of candidates for the award according to the results of 2014. It includes the Works of 42 writers and poets from 19 countries in the world, according to the report of the press service of the competition.
Among the Prize categories - " Major prose ", " Small prose ", " Poetry ". Also awarded a special award " for contribution to the development and preservation of traditions of Russian culture outside of the Russian Federation ".
in a statement released long sheet presents the authors from Armenia, Belarus, great Britain, Germany, Denmark, Israel, Ireland, Canada, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Moldova, Poland, USA, Ukraine, France, Sweden, Estonia and South Ossetia.
"There is such a special tragic act of poetry: it blooms in the time of trouble and danger, she eats predgradie, her in rhyme and in the joy of boiling lava dormant volcanoes. What is happening now around us, the anxiety, fear and insecurity - all goes to her food ", - commented the application filed in the poetry category, jury member of the " Russian Award ", writer, poet, laureate of the Prize of the magazine "Star" (2015) for the novel "the Marble Swan" Elena Skulsky.
A "short list" of nominees for the "Russian Award" will be known on March 31. Winners will be announced at the X jubilee event ceremony, which will take place on 21 April in the capital of Russia.