Thursday, December 1, 2016

“Booker” went to Peter Aleshkovsky – Komsomolskaya Pravda

“the Fortress” Peter Aleshkovsky – fat novel about the fair, is not willing to put up with the circumstances of the archaeologist was not that one of the main, but at least the most notable literary events of recent years. Received “Booker“, Aleshkovsky himself an archeologist by training, entered the company of the classics, received the prize before: Bulat Okudzhava, Basil Aksenov George Vladimova… Oh and he got a nice cash support in one and a half million rubles. The rest of the finalists had 150 the consolation of thousands.

Recall, for the award also claimed the novels “the adoration of the Magi” Suhbat of Aflatuni, “Men of August” Sergei Lebedev, “And they have no retribution,” Alexander Melikhova “Soft fabric: Batiste. Cloth” Boris Minaeva and “Winter road” by Leonid Yuzefovich. And the most likely candidate for the award to the last looked Yuzefovich. The General public knows him as the author of historical and detective novels, but he wrote a documentary about the confrontation between General Anatoly Pepelyaeva and anarchist Ivan strode against the backdrop of Civil war in Yakutia. It would seem, who cares about a little-known episode of the Civil, and even in Yakutia, but the hits for “the Way” won applause from colleagues, and all who read it.

Aleshkovsky, and Yuzefovich, nominated not only for “Booker”, but also to the more prestigious “Big book”, the presentation of which will take place in a few days, December 6. There the battle will be more interesting: it turns arrogantly ignored the “Booker” heavyweights such as Lyudmila Ulitskaya with the “Ladder of Jacob”, Alex Smith with “bad weather” and Eugene Vodolazkin with the “Aviator”.


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