MOSCOW, September 23. / TASS /. The Book of the Year award named the winners, the winner in the main nomination was the book “History of Sevastopol” in three volumes. The solemn ceremony of awarding the winners of the competition took place on the eve of the opening of the 34th Moscow International Book Fair, TASS correspondent reports.
“I want to thank all the organizers. Even during the pandemic we have forums and festivals, tomorrow the Book Fair opens. The book is alive. And in the nomination” Book of the Year “wins” History of Sevastopol “in three volumes,” said President of the Russian Book Union Sergei Stepashin at the award ceremony. As a reward, the author was presented with a precious egg in a wooden casket, specially made in the studio of the Honored Artist of the Russian Federation AG Ananov.
The winner in the “Prose of the Year” nomination was Victor Remizov with the book “Permafrost”. Yuri Ryashentsev received the Poetry of the Year award with his poetry collection Emelino Lake. In the category “ART-book” the best was the book “Roots Chukovsky for children and adults” by Vadim Perelmuter, and the book “NP Okunev. In the years of great upheavals: Diary of a Moscow citizen 1914-1924” won the HUMANITAS nomination.
In the Non-fiction nomination, which in 2021 is timed to the Year of Science and Technology announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Elena Kirichek and Ivan Panchenko’s book “The Unknown Sun. Miracles. Facts. Mysteries. Investigation” won. Two nominations of the competition were also dedicated to books for young readers: “Children of the XXI Century” and “Generation Z”. These titles were awarded to the series “Word for word” by the publishing house “Nigma” and the novel-burime “War and Peace in a separate school” edited by Elena Shubina, respectively.
Separate nominations were provided for publishers of electronic and audiobooks and polygraphists – “Electronic publications and audiobooks”, which became the 11th nomination of the competition in 2021, and “The Art of Printing”. The winner in the first was Alexei Ivanov with the book “Shadows of the Teutons”, in the second – a photo album “Yenisei Siberia. Along the great river” publishing house “Polycor”. Also, a special nomination of the contest – “Echo of the Past War” was dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Great Victory and the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Great Patriotic War. Its winner was a collection of archival documents in 25 books “No statute of limitations: crimes of the Nazis and their accomplices against the civilian population in the occupied territory of the RSFSR during the Great Patriotic War.”
About the Book of the Year competition
The winners in each nomination received commemorative diplomas and traditional statuettes. The award ceremony was attended by Sergei Naryshkin, Chairman of the Russian Historical Society and the Organizing Committee for Literature, Book Publishing and Reading in the Russian Federation, Sergei Stepashin, President of the Russian Book Union, Roman Vilfand, Scientific Director of the Russian Hydrometeorological Center, Ercru
More than 700 books from 110 publishers from 30 cities in Russia were submitted to the competition. As a result, only 45 books were shortlisted. All nominees for the award were traditionally considered in 11 nominations.