International Union of Writers summed up the results of large-scale work

картинка для пресс-релиза и сайта

International Union of Writers summed up the results of large-scale work

   The International Union of Writers summed up the results of the joint five-year work it has
done in cooperation with the British Union of Writers on the International London Award. This
large-scale project allowed writers from all over the world to present their works on the
international stage, receive grants and honorary titles.
   The main objectives of the London International Award were to maintain the indivisible
space of literature and to strengthen the traditions of Russian culture abroad, as well as to
improve the professional level of writers and poets.
   The following modern and talented authors from more than fifteen countries participated in
the competition, which started on 1 of September 2018: Isaac Adamson (USA), Melvin Burgess
(UK), Richard Glover (Australia), Antjie Krog (South Africa), Laimonas Tapinas (Lithuania)
and many others.
   Among them there were writers from Russia — Vladimir Kolykhalov, Aleksei Barkhatov,
Galina Shchekina, Sergei Tarmashev, Sergei Lukianenko and others.
   The award was divided into six nominations. For the evaluation of the works to be more
objective, the authors and poets were divided into groups: megastars, stars and new authors.
Thus, the young writers, debutants and experienced masters of literature had equal chances of
winning.
   The London International Award helped many participants to take a big step forward. The
authors, who made it to the long list, have already received the title of “Best Author of the year”
and the opportunity to publish a book in the “London Award Presents a Writer” series.
   The shortlist was drawn up based on the long list. The participants, who got included in
this list, received regalia and a chance to be mentioned in the catalog in English for the work of
the producers of the International Union of Writers with English-language publishers.
   The finalists were determined based on the results of the shortlist. The jury consisted of
prominent experts-readers, as well as Russian-speaking and English-speaking literary critics. The
lists were published at the end of 2020 The finalists received an invitation to the conference,
master classes and the award ceremony, which this time was held in an online format.
   In addition to the lists of finalists, the lists of first, second and third class laureates were
also compiled.
   Dan Brown (USA), Wendy Orr (Australia), Carol Ann Duffy (UK), Victoria Levina
(Israel), Taufik Karimov (Kazakhstan), Lee Mi-Jung (Canada), Pavel Gubin (USA), Igoni
Barrett (Nigeria), Han Kang (South Korea), Luna El (France), Alice Lippart (Norway), Oleg
Stelman (Lithuania), Saria Mammadova (Azerbaijan) and others.
   Authors from Russia: Svetlana Angarskaia, Sasha Krugosvetov, Anatolii Obiedkov, Olga
Chernienko, Iana Varshavskaia, Viacheslav Egiazarov.
   Thanks to the organizers of the International London Award, more than 500 writers and
poets from different countries were able to enter the world stage and introduce themselves to a
foreign audience.
Press Service of the International Union of Writers

Share the news on social networks: