BBC News Ukraine unveiled a short list of the literary award book of the year 2018, as well as nominations for book of the year — Essays-2018 and Children’s book of the year 2018. The competition is held in partnership with the Cultural programme of the European Bank for reconstruction and development (EBRD).
According to the BBC website, the winners will be announced on December 14. They will receive a cash prize equivalent to £1000.
In the nomination book of the year BBC — 2018 includes works by:
• Irina Agapeeva. The roses on the thorn. Confession of a women’s prison. — Kiev: Bright Star Publishing, 2018.
• Yuri Andrukhovych. Lovers Of Justice. — Chernivtsi: Meridian Czernowitz, 2018.
• Max Kidruk. Where there is no God. — Kharkiv: family leisure Club, 2018.
• Oleg Kotsarev. People in nests. — Kiev: Komora, 2017.
• Andrey Kurkov. The gray bees. — Kharkiv: Folio, 2018.
Nomination Children’s book of the year BBC-2018:
• Andrew Bachynsky. Gang of merry vagabonds. — Lviv: Vydavnytstvo Staroho Leva, 2018.
• Sasha Dermansky. Mary. — Kyiv: A-BA-BA-HA-LA-MA-HA, 2018.
• Sergey Kuts. Zuzya. — Kiev: the Fountain of fairy tales, 2018.
• Tanya Malyarchuk. MOX Nox. — Lviv: Vydavnytstvo Staroho Leva, 2018.
• Anastasiya Nikulina. Pack. — Kharkiv: Vivat, 2018.
Nominated for book of the year — Essays-2018:
• Andrew Cooper. Cerebro. — Lviv: Vydavnytstvo Staroho Leva, 2018
• Vano Krueger. When I hear the word “culture” … — Kyiv: Laurus, 2018
• Artem Chapay. The Ukraine. — Chernivtsi: Books — XXI, 2018
Meanwhile, “Alice in Wonderland” was named the best children’s book version of the Independent. Also were named the winners of the contest “Best book of Ukraine” in 2018. And in the US the Americans called their favorite book.