The British writer admitted that the Nobel prize can give “lube”

Британский писатель допустил, что Нобелевскую премию могут отдать "Любэ"

The choice of the Nobel Committee is always unpredictable, this year he was named the winner of the prize in literature is Bob Dylan, and in the following may award the Rolling Stones, or “lube,” said British writer Julian Barnes, during a public interview at the fair of intellectual literature non/fiction in Moscow.

Meeting with Barnes, organized by the British Council and publishing house “Azbuka-Atticus”, took place on Saturday in the Central house of artists (CHA). The UK was the fair guest of honor non/fiction this year, which became the cross Year of language and literature of the two countries. Barnes known as the author of “England, England”, “Flaubert’s Parrot” and others. His last novel, “Noise of time” devoted to the life of the great Russian composer Dmitry Shostakovich.

“The Nobel prize is awarded not just for fiction, but for literature in General. I believe that the works of Svetlana Alexievich is absolutely outstanding, she really deserves the Nobel prize. As for Bob Dylan… He’s good, but maybe next time the prize will be awarded the Rolling Stones, or the Monkeys, or group about which you spoke — “lube”. The decision of the Nobel Committee always been a little eccentric,” said Barnes.

He added that Winston Churchill also won the Nobel prize for literature in 1953.

The Nobel prize for literature for the year 2016 was awarded to the American poet and performer Bob Dylan “for the creation of a new poetic expression in the great American song tradition.” In 2015 the winner was the Belarusian writer Svetlana Aleksievich with the wording “for its polyphonic work — a monument to suffering and courage in our time”.