„Untraceable“ by Sergei Lebedev is one of „the best new crime fiction and thrillers to buy for Christmas 2021,“ according to the British newspaper Daily Telegraph.
The Sonning Prize, the largest cultural award in Denmark, has been awarded to Svetlana Alexievich.
In a feature about Russian literature, Early Bird Books ranks „Oblivion“ by Sergei Lebedev with War and Peace, The Idiot and The Master & Margarita as „10 Modern and Classic Russian Books Everyone Should Read.“
October 17th, 2020 Sergei Lebedev received in Wroclaw, Poland, the Natalia Gorbaniewska Award, awarded by te jury oft he Angelus Central European Literature Readers‘ Award, for his novel „Children of Kronos“, translated by Grzegorz Szymczak.
For the first time, the Central European forum in Bratislava, Slovak Republic, has inaugurated the title of Honorary Central European, bestowing it on Svetlana Alexievich.
Vladimir Sorokin has received the prestigious NOS literary prize and the NOS audience award for his novel „Manaraga“, Moscow, February 5., 2018.
Sergei Lebedev’s novel „Oblivion“ has been named one of the Top 10 Novels of 2016 by The Wall Street Journal, which says: „Sergei Lebedev’s debut is a phantasmagoric travelogue of the former gulags of the Arctic Circle and an unforgettable descent into Russia’s bloody history. Solzhenitsyn haunts the pages, but the crystalline lyricism is the author’s own. The sparkling rendering into English makes it plain that Antonina W. Bouis is one of the best translators at work today.“
Svetlana Alexievich has been awarded the Writer of Honor of Shanghai Bookfair prize and the International Honored Writer of Beijing International Book Fair prize.
Elena Botchorichvili is the winner of the literary prize Russkaya Premia which has been awarded April, 26., 2016 in Moscow.
„Time Second Hand“ by Svetlana Alexievich has been named „Book of the Year“ 2015 in the Czech Republic.
Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize in Literature „for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time,“ the Swedish Academy announced today.Statement by Svetlana AleksievichOctober 8, 2015″I’m very happy. And overwhelmed by a storm of complex feelings. Joy, of course. But alarm as well. The great shadows of Ivan Bunin, Boris Pasternak, and Alexander Solzhenitsyn have come alive. The greater part of my path has been traveled, but much work remains ahead of me, and many new turns. Now I cannot let myself slide.“
Vladimir Sorokin is the winner of the Premio Gregor von Rezzori Literary Prize for his novel „The Day of an Oprichnik “ which has been awarded June, 12., 2015 in Florence, Italy.
The Jury of the Ryszard Kapuściński Award for literary reportage announced Svetlana Alexievich, author of „War’s Unwomanly Face“, as the winner of this year’s competition. The Award has been presented at a gala on Thursday, 14th May 2015, at Teatr Dramatyczny, Warsaw.
Svetlana Alexievich is the winner of the Audience Award of the „Bolshaya Kniga“ Literary Prize for her book „Time Second Hand“ which has been awarded 25. November 2014 in Moscow.
Vladimir Sorokin is the winner (2nd place) of the „Bolshaya Kniga“ Literary Prize for his novel „Telluria“ which has been awarded 25. November 2014 in Moscow.
Mikhail Zygar will be awarded the International Press Freedom Award by the Committee to Protect Journalists in New York, 24. November 2014
Svetlana Alexievich has been named by the French government an „Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters“ (Officier d’ordre des Arts et des Lettres).
Andrei Ivanov has received the prestigious NOS literary prize for his novel „Harbin Moths“, Moscow, January 24., 2014.
Svetlana Alexievich has been awarded both the French Prix Médicis Essai and the Best Book of the Year Prize by the French literary magazine Lire for her book „Time Second Hand“.
Oksana Zabuzhko has been awarded the Angelus Central European Literature Award in Wroclaw/Poland 2013 for her book „The Museum of Abandoned Secrets“.
Andrei Ivanov’s novel „Harbin Moths“ has been shortlisted for the Russian Booker Prize 2013 and longlisted for the NOS Prize 2013.
Oksana Zabuzhko („The Museum of Abandoned Secrets“) has been shortlisted for the Angelus Central European Literature Award 2013 for the best prose book published in Polish. The winner will be announced October, 19., 2013 in Wroclaw.
Svetlana Alexievich has been named the recipient of the 2013 Peace Prize by the German Publishers and Booksellers Association. The prize will be awarded in October at the Frankfurt Book Fair. The board praised the author, saying she „has consistently and effectively traced the lives and experiences of her fellow citizens in Belarus, Russia and the Ukraine by articulating their passions and sorrows in a humble and generous manner. Her tragic chronicles of the individual human fates involved in the Chernobyl disaster, the Soviet war in Afghanistan and the unfulfilled longing for peace after the crumbling of the Soviet Empire give tangible expression to a fundamental undercurrent of existential disappointment that is difficult to disregard.“ Alexievich had „created her own aesthetic literary genre, often referred to as the ’novel of voices‘.“