PUSHKIN HOUSE RUSSIAN BOOK PRIZE 2019

Thursday, 25 April 2019

Mark Galeotti's The Vory has been shortlisted for the Pushkin House Russian Book Prize 2019

2019 PUSHKIN HOUSE RUSSIAN BOOK PRIZE SHORTLIST UNVEILED

Six highly readable books covering history, politics and memoir written by authors from the UK, the US and Germany were shortlisted for the Pushkin House Russian Book Prize 2019. The award supports the best non-fiction writing in English on the Russian-speaking world, selected by a panel of distinguished judges.

For the second time in the history of the prize, the shortlist was announced in Russia, at a press conference in Moscow hosted by the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Centre.

Sergei Guriev, chair of the judges, said: "After a long debate we have made very tough choices and arrived at a shortlist of six books which are not only informative and relevant but are also a joy to read. They are very diverse and representative of over 50 excellent eligible submissions, including books on history, culture, espionage, Cold War and recent political developments. I am looking forward to more fierce discussions to select the overall winner.”