Debut

Debut is an independent literary prize established in 2000 by Andrei Skoch’s Humanitarian Fund called ‘Generation’. It is awarded annually to young authors who are 35 or younger and submissions have to be in the Russian language. It is open to all, irrespective of their country of residence.

Books for the contests can be submitted either as a published work or as a manuscript. Nominees are publishers, mass media, professional organizations, and individual authors. Four prize categories make up the core of the contest each year; these are novel, short stories, poetry and plays. The various other categories, which change from year to year, are introduced depending upon the genre of the works nominated.

Laureates are announced in November or December.

Finalists

2011

  1. Marianne Ionov, Residents Gardens [Essays]
  2. Ekaterina Vasilyeva, You were with Me, Love me Deeply, One Day we will all be Happy [Playwrite]
  3. Andrei Bauman, Achillea [Poetry]
  4. Edward Lukoyanov, Collection of short stories [Short stories]
  5. Vladislav Pasechnik, Mode [Novel]
  6. Anna Leonidov, Before I Die [Fantasy Novel]

2010

  1. Tatiana Mazepina, Journey to the Side of Paradise in the Land of Egypt [Essays]
  2. Maria Zelinskaya, Do you Hear? [Playwrite]
  3. Alexei Afonin, Collection of Poems [Poetry]
  4. Anne Geraskina, I can not hear You [Short stories]
  5. Olga Rimsha, Still Water [Novel]
  6. Anastasia Titarenko, Rusty Flowers [Fantasy Novel]

2009

  1. Eugene Tabachnikov, The I-centred Generation [Essays]
  2. Anna Baturin, She was a War Soldier [Playwrite]
  3. Alexei Afonin, Collection of Poems [Poetry]
  4. Edward Lukoyanov, Collection of short stories [Short stories]
  5. Alice Ganieva, Salaam, Dalgat!, Astrel (2010) [Novel]

2008

  1. Alexander Montlevich, The Criminology of Presence [Essays]
  2. Daria Gratsevich, Unapproachable [Screenplay]
  3. Jaroslav Pulinovich, Natasha's Dream [Playwrite]
  4. Alexei Afonin, Collection of Poems [Poetry]
  5. Edward Lukoyanov, Collection of short stories [Short stories]
  6. Sergei Krasilnikov, The Blood of a Bitch [Novel]

2007

  1. Valery Pecheykin, Falcons [Playwrite]
  2. Alexei Afonin, Collection of Poems [Poetry]
  3. Edward Lukoyanov, Collection of short stories [Short stories]
  4. Stanislav Burkin, The Fawn on the Banks of the River Tom [Novel]
  5. Olga Onoyko, Surgery [Fantasy Novel]