The READ RUSSIA PRIZE is awarded in New York every year for works of Russian literature in English translation. The 2015 READ RUSSIA PRIZE awards ceremony will be held at the very end of Book Expo America on Friday, May 29, at the Grolier Club in New York.
Professor Gary Saul Morson, author, translator, and Frances Hooper Professor of the Arts and Humanities at Northwestern University, will help present the awards to the winning translators and publishers. Professor Morson, whose popular classes at Northwestern on Russian literature touch hundreds of students every year, also will present a special new lecture: "Because Everyone Needs a Little Russian Literature."
More than 20 new titles, listed below, have been nominated by their publishing houses in 2015. The shortlist will be announced online here on May 20.
|Mikhail Bulgakov||Don Quixote||Margarita Marinova|
|Zakhar Prilepin||Sankya||Mariya Gusev and Jeff Parker with Alina Ryabovolova|
|Leo Tolstoy||Anna Karenina||Rosamund Bartlett|
|Vladimir Lorchenkov||The Good Life Elsewhere||Ross Ufberg|
|Vladimir Sharov||Before and During||Oliver Ready|
|Leo Tolstoy||Anna Karenina||Marian Schwartz|
|Sergei Lukyanenko||The Genome||Liv Bliss|
|Fyodor Dostoyevsky||Crime and Punishment||Oliver Ready|
|Alexander Pushkin||The Captain’s Daughter||Robert and Elizabeth Chandler|
|Vladimir Kozlov||USSR: Diary of a Perestroika Kid||Andrea Gregovich|
|Fyodor Tyutchev||Selected Poems||John Dewey|
|Liudmila Petrushevskaya||There Once Lived a Mother Who Loved Her Children Until They Moved Back In||Anna Summers|
|Sergei Dovlatov||Pushkin Hills||Katherine Dovlatov|
|Andrei Bitov||The Symmetry Teacher||Polly Gannon|
|Andrei Gelasimov||Rachel||Marian Schwartz|
|Nikolai Gogol||The Night Before Christmas||Anna Summers|
|Lilianna Lungina||Word for Word||Polly Gannon and Ast A. Moore|
|Vladislav Khodasevich||Selected Poems||Peter Daniels|
|Andrei Sen-Senkov||Anatomical Theater||Ainsley Morse and Peter Golub|
|Nikolai Gogol||The Inspector||Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky|
|Mikhail Yeryomin||Selected Poems, 1959-2009||J. Kates|
|Anna Starobinets||The Icarus Gland||James Rann|
|Lev Rubinstein||Compleat Catalogue of Comedic Novelties||Philip Metres and Tatiana Tulchinsky|
The 2014 READ RUSSIA PRIZE winner was Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky’s Autobiography of a Corpse, translated by Joanne Turnbull with Nikolai Formozov and published by New York Review Books.