In a short list of the literary prize «Yasnaya Polyana» includes three novels

© RIA Novosti / Konstantin Kalubowitiyana in the library. Archival photoIn a short list of the literary prize «Yasnaya Polyana» includes three novels© RIA Novosti / Konstantin Chalabov

Roman Maria Stepanova «Memory», «long Jump» by Olga Slavnikova and «Holiday extra Orlov,» Alexander Moskovskogo included in the short list of the literary prize «Yasnaya Polyana», announced jury members at a press conference on Tuesday.

The award «Yasnaya Polyana» was established in 2003 at the initiative of the Museum-estate of Leo Tolstoy.

«Today we will announce the short list nomination «Modern Russian prose» prize «Yasnaya Polyana». It was something heavy — 43 the author was in a long list… this year the judges made the decision: short list will be very short. There are only three books,» — said the Chairman of the jury awards, the presidential adviser on culture Vladimir Tolstoy.

The short list of «Yasnaya Polyana» became the novel «Memory of memory» Maria Stepanova, «long Jump» by Olga Slavnikova and «Holiday extra Orlov,» Alexander Moskovskogo.

Jury member Pavel Basinsky noted that the long list was very heterogeneous. While it is possible to trace the tendency which now predominates in the literature — the authors prefer to write the family Saga. Another trend noted Vladislav Otroshenko: in his opinion, in the literature the era of the hero.

«Hero it is impossible to create from the head or dig out of reality. This is an amazing substance that does not belong to reality as a whole, nor to the imagination. He is born at the junction. A real writer makes the hero», — said the member of the jury.

Prize Fund prize «Yasnaya Polyana» in 2018 amounted to 6.2 million rubles. The winner of the award in the nomination «Modern Russian prose» will receive 3 million rubles, and the authors included in the short list, will share the one million rubles.

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