Two Kazakhstan Writers got into Russian Prize long-list

March 7, 2012
Two Kazakhstan Writers got into Russian Prize long-list Russian Prize International literary contest has announced its long-list of candidates to 2011 award, Tengrinews.kz reports, citing official website of the Prize. 

Kazakhstan writers Ilya Odegov and Zair Assim are among the candidtes for on of this prestigious literature awards. Ilya Odegov, prose-writer is contesting for Short prosenomination award. He is participating with two stories: Any Love and Purusha. Kazakhstan poet Zair Assim is nominated in Poetry category with a selection of poems The Language of Silence. 

33 Russian-language writers and poets from 15 countries (Austria, Belarus, the UK, Germany, Israel, Kazakhstan, Canada, Lithuania, Mozambique, Moldova, USA, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, France and Estonia) have got into the long-list. 

Poet Aleksander Kabanov (Ukraine) along with writers Andrey Kurkov (Ukraine), Yelena Skulskaya (Estonia), German Sadullayev (Russia) and literature critics Aleksander Arkhangelskiy (Russia), Boris Kuzminskiy (Russia) will judge the texts. 

The short-list will be announced on March 20. The VII awarding ceremony will be held in Moscow on April 24, 2012. (Source: Tengrinews.kz)