The Rudomino Library of Foreign Literature (“The Foreigner”) has nominated Evgeny Vodolazkin’s novel “Brisbane” for the Dublin Literary Prize, the press service of the institution reports.
The shortlist will be announced in March 2023.
“Brisbane” tells about a young musician. The story of his life echoes the events of our time, and suddenly the diagnosis changes the everyday life of the character. The hero thinks about his place in the world. In 2019, the work was shortlisted for the Big Book Award and won the National Book of the Year Competition in the Prose of the Year nomination.
The Dublin Prize was established in 1996. The only Russian work nominated for the award and made it to the final was the novel Chapaev and the Void by Viktor Pelevin (2001). The prize fund is 100 thousand euros, of which 75 percent are given to the author, and 25 to the translator.
“The Foreigner” is the only Russian library that takes part in the nomination of applicants. In 2022, she nominated Maria Stepanova’s book “Memory of Memory”, which, according to the results of the competitive selection, was on the long list.