Culture 13:32 03/11/2016 World

Narine Abgaryan wins Yasnaya Polyana Literary Award

Marina Nefyodova, Narine Abgaryan and Alexander Grigorenko were named winners of Yasnaya Polyana All-Russian Annual Literary Award. Ria Novosti reports.

The names of then winners were announced on Wednesday. According to Counselor to the President of the Russian Federation on Culture Vladimir Tolstoy this year the jury members have read more than 100 books to determine the award winners adding that it had been a true challenge to choose the winners as all the nominees were worth winning the award.

When presenting Narine Abgaryan’s winner novel “Three Apples fell from Heaven”, jury member Alexey Varlamov noted that the book has many wonderful and meantime everyday occasions.

“This is a local story depicting a human life from different sides. Narine’s book is one of those apples that should be given to everyone,” he added.

The award ceremony also announced the name of the winner in The Readers’ Choice nomination. The readers have voted online. This award was again won by Narine Abgaryan.

Yasnaya Polyana Literary Award was established in 2003. The award ceremony follows the traditions of classic Russian literature and the current trends in contemporary literature.

Narine Abgaryan was born in 1971 in Berd, Armenia, to the family of a doctor and a school teacher. She graduated from Yerevan Brusov State University of Languages and Social Sciences with a teacher's diploma in Russian Language and Literature. Abgaryan is the author of eight books, including her bestselling and prize-winning (Manuscript of the Year 2010 and Russian Literature Prize) trilogy about Manyunya, a busy and troublesome 11-year-old in the small Armenian town of Berd. Abgaryan’s other book for children, Semyon Andreich, received the BABY-NOSE from New Literature Prize in 2013, as the best children’s book of the decade. Narine Abgaryan is also the editor of several anthologies of modern Russian prose. Since 1993, Narine has lived in Moscow with her husband and son.



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