The Bolshaya Kniga – Big Book Award is the most lucrative among the literary awards in Russia
claiming to offer the second largest cash award, after the Nobel.
Established in 2006 it is sponsored by the Russian government and backed by Russian oligarchs.
The jury includes Russian writers, editors, and critics as well as some of the prominent sponsors.
The award is given to a first, second and third winner.
There is an additional public audience online vote for also 3 winners.
Our authors: 6x first, 4x third, 1x first public vote, 2x second public vote and several times finalist
Our author on the actual SHORTLIST 2021:
Viktor Remizov: Eternal Frost
|2021||Leonid Yuzefovich||1. winner|
|2021||Viktor Remizov||3. winner|
|2017||Lev Danilkin||1. winner|
|2016||Leonid Yuzefovich||1. winner|
|2015||Roman Senchin||3. winner|
|2015||Anna Matveeva||2. winner public vote|
|2014||Zakhar Prilepin||1. winner|
|2014||Vladimir Sharov||3. winner|
|2014||Zakhar Prilepin||2. winner public vote|
|2011||Mikhail Shishkin||1. winner|
|2011||Mikhail Shishkin||1. winner public vote|
|2009||Leonid Yuzefovich||1. winner|
|2006||Mikhail Shishkin||3. winner|