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Named the best edition in 2006

July 4 2007

On Tuesday in Moscow on Tuesday was named the best books published by Russian publishers in 2006.

In the main category of the contest "The publication, which became the highlight of the year" was recognized as the best book of essays Valentin Rasputin, Siberia, Siberia ... ", released by the publisher of Irkutsk Gennady Sapronov. This is the third, anniversary, edition of the album Valentin Rasputin, issued a circulation five thousand copies.

In an updated and album to the eleven previous essays Valentin Rasputin added two more: "Transsiberian" and "Circum-Baikal railway. This edition of the history of Siberia, about the exploits of pioneers and current residents of the region.

Besides the main category, awarding passed on to other categories. Best Books of Russia "was recognized as a series of" Journey to the story, "released by Moscow publishing house" The Russian word ";" The best edition of the spiritual, historical and religious literature - the book "Sacred Places of the Russian Diaspora in the United States" published by the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology.

Best Books for Children and Youth "became" The Magic Flute: Fairy Tales and Legends "by Marina Druzhinina (Moscow publishing house" Bustard-Plus ") and" best edition of classical literature "a series called" The New Library of the poet "(St. Petersburg publishing house" Academic Project ").

"The best journalists writing about the book actually became the chief editor of" University Book Sergei Nosov.

In the Publishers Association said that this year's contest received a lot of biographical works, historical and documentary character. For them was established a special category "Dialogue with the time."

Prizes were awarded in 19 nominations. The competition is organized by the Association of Book Publishers of Russia and has been held for 15 years. The competition was attended by 168 Russian publishers and individual authors of the 41 regions of Russia. Contest debutants were 70 participants. To determine the best book, the judges had to read 560 books - it's artwork, albums, encyclopedias, textbooks, facsimile editions.

In the panel of judges consisted of experts from the Moscow State University Press, Russian State Library and the Russian State Children Library. Kommersant reported.

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