Maria Stepanova’s book “Memory Memory” entered Booker’s long list – Gazeta.Ru

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The book by the Russian writer Maria Stepanova “Memory of Memory” was included in the long list of the International Booker Prize (The 2021 Booker International Prize) in the field of literature in English, reports TASS with reference to the organizers of the award.

In 2018, a book on the history of the writer’s family was awarded the Russian literary prize “Big Book”. Since the award was presented annually five years ago for a particular book, rather than for a collection of works published in English, Stepanova became the first author from Russia to be included in the “long list”. In the current format, which we came to in 2016, Stepanova is the first Russian writer to be included in the “long list”. In 2009, Ludmila Ulitskaya was among the nominees, ”the organizers said.

A total of 13 authors are vying for the award, including Nana Ekvtimishvili from Georgia with The Pear Field, Mariana Enriquez from Argentina with The Dangers of Smoking in Bed, and Adania Shibli from Palestine with Minor Detail, Eric Vuillard from France with The War of the Poor, and others.

In 2020, the Booker Prize received Scots debutant Douglas Stewart.

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