Read Russia Translation Prize

The Read Russia Prize 2014-2016 ceremony will be held at Pashkov House (3/5b1 Vozdvizhenka St. in Moscow) on Sept. 10.

The Read Russia Prize is the biennial award aimed at popularizing Russian literature and encouraging foreign translators and publishers of Russian literature. The prize is given to a translator or a group of translators for the best translation of a prose or poetic work from Russian into a foreign language and published within the last two years in four nominations:

  • Classic literature of the 19th century
  • Literature of the 20th century (pre-1990)
  • Contemporary literature (post-1990)
  • Poetry

The main prize is 5,000 euros ($5,700) for the translator (or group of translators) and 3,000 euros ($3,400) for publishers.

Entrance from 6p.m., the ceremony starts at 6:30p.m. chaired by Mikhail Shvydkoy, the Russian President’s Special Representative for International Cultural Cooperation.

The Read Russia Prize was founded by the Institute for Literary Translation in 2011. The official organizer is the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Center. The prize is supported by the Russian Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communications. For more information, visit

To see the shortlist for Read Russia Translation Prize click here>>>

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