Celebrates an outstanding work of a contemporary author, which reflects current trends in Russian literature and carries the ideals of philanthropy. A long list of awards is formed in May, a short list in September. The laureate is announced in October. Winners of the nomination: Dmitry Danilov, German Sadulaev, Evgeny Chizhov, Sergey Samsonov, Olga Slavnikova, Andrey Rubanov, Narine Abgaryan, Alexander Grigorenko, Guzel Yakhina, Evgeny Vodolazkin.
Selects the most important fiction books of the 21st century, written in a foreign language and translated into Russian. A long list of this nomination is compiled by experts and is considered a real navigator of foreign literature. The long list is announced in March. The laureate - a foreign writer and translator of the book into Russian - will be announced in October. Laureates of the nomination: Yu Hua, Julian Barnes, Patricia Dunker, Hernan Rivera Letelier, Amos Oz, Mario Vargas Llosa, Orhan Pamuk, Ruth Ozeki.
This year the “Event” category will be renamed and becomes the “Personality of the Year” category. The winner of this nomination will be someone who has made a special contribution to the development of Russian literature - a writer, poet, literary critic, literary academic, theater or film director, who has adapted a literary work for the stage or screen, or any public or cultural figure who has had a significant impact on the literary life of Russia.
This new category will celebrate a work of world literature translated in the 21st century, but unnoticed by Russian critics and translators at the time of its publication and which has been discovered by readers only after the death of the author. The long list of this category will also be formed by experts.