Literary Prize of the Estonian Kindred Peoples' Programme

Announcement and Statutes
Announcement and Statutes in Estonian (html)
Other languages (announcement only):
Erzya, Karelian, Komi, Mari (pdf), Moksha, Udmurt (pdf), Russian

Winners 2008

1. Literary fiction (novel, collection of novels, play)
Leonid Yandak (Mari) for the novel trilogy Onar

2. Poetry
Chislav Zhuravlyov (Erzya) for the collection of poems Karginet'

3. Translated work (novel, collection of novels, collection of poetry, play, collection of essays; preference is given to works translated from Uralic languages)
Valery Alikov (Mari) for translation of the novel of Finnish writer Aleksis Kivi Šym šümbel (Seitsemän veljestä)

4. Children’s book
Jelena Kozlova (Komi) for the collection of short stories Šundyr

5. Work in theory of literature (history of literature, literary criticism, collection of essays, essays on social and political issues)
Maria Mal´kina (Moksha) for the collection of critical essays Er´aft´ vajgälenza. Kritikon' mäl'ht'-ar's'emat

Jury: Arvo Valton (chairman), Eva Toulouze, Margus Lattik, Tõnu Seilenthal, Jan Kaus.

 

Winners 2007

1. Poetry and literary fiction (novel, collection of novels, play)
Sergey Matveyev (Udmurt) for the novel Tshorygles' lushkam kylburanios

2. Translated work (novel, collection of novels, collection of poetry, play, collection of essays; preference is given to works translated from Uralic languages)
Nadezhda Pchelovodova (Udmurt) for the book B. Alver „Tähetund / Invis us'tis'kon vakyt“, considering her last years' fruitful work in translating Estonian classical poetry (Ristikivi, Peterson, Under etc)

3. Children’s book
Svetlana Grigoryeva (Mari) for the collection of short stories Jomsho chyvige

4. Work in theory of literature (history of literature, literary criticism)
Tatyana Kuznetsova (Komi) for the collection of critical essays Literatura sövman tuiias: gizhys’ da kad

Jury: Arvo Valton (chairman), Eva Toulouze, Margus Lattik, Tõnu Seilenthal.

 

Announcement

The Council of the Estonian Kindred Peoples’ Programme and the Association of Finno-Ugric Literatures announce a literary prize contest among writers, translators and literary critics belonging to the Uralic kindred peoples’ communities that have no nationhood.

The Council of the Estonian Kindred Peoples’ Programme announces prizes in the following categories of literature:

1. Literary fiction (novel, collection of short stories, story).

2. Poetry.

3. Translated work (novel, collection of novels, collection of poetry, play, collection of essays; preference is given to works translated from Uralic languages).

4. Children’s book.

5. Work in theory of literature (history of literature, literary criticism, collection of essays, essays on social and political issues).

6. Drama (play, screenplay, opera libretto).

Works liable to be nominated to a prize include original fiction prose, poetry, children’s book, literary criticism, drama, and translated fiction which have been published during the last four years (2005-2008) as a book (in exceptional cases also a journal publication not shorter than 30 pages). Prizes are awarded for works written in Uralic languages, the literary and linguistic qualities of which will be renowned by the expertise, and they will therefore be a contribution to the preservation and development of a native language.

The prize in each category of literature is 20,000 Estonian kroons; in each category, the prize will be awarded to one author.

The prizes will be notified on 1st November – the day commemorating the execution of the Udmurt writer Kuzebai Gerdi.

Participation requirements:

Prize nominees (nominee proposers) should submit:

1. Two copies of a published work.

2. 1-2 letters of recommendation/ expert evaluation (in Estonian, Russian, or English).

3. Letter of application (in Estonian, Russian, or English) with the author’s name (also pen name), date of birth, work place, home and work place address and telephone numbers, fax and e-mail address (if available).

4. List of author’s earlier publications, including translated works (in Estonian, Russian, or English).

The jury will be reviewing works submitted to the contest once a year.

Application deadline: 1st September. The required works and documents should be submitted to the Council of the Kindred Peoples’ Programme:

Secretariat of the Council of the Kindred Peoples’ Programme

Department of Finno-Ugric Studies, Ülikooli 18, Tartu 50090, Estonia

Letters of recommendation, the application form, and a list of publications should be e-mailed, if possible: e-mail address kadi.sarv@ut.ee or sent as fax: fax numbers +372 7 375 222 or +372 7 376 216.

All the required documents should be sent in computer- or type-writing.

For additional information phone or write to Arvo Valton: tel. +372 6013074; mob. tel. +372 5110794, e-mail: valton30@hotmail.com


Literary Prize of the Estonian Kindred Peoples' Programme

Statutes

1. The Council of the Estonian Kindred Peoples’ Programme in liaison with the Association of Finno-Ugric Literatures allocates 6 annual prizes for literary works in Uralic languages that are spoken in the kindred peoples’ communities with no nationhood.

2. The prizes are awarded for a book (and, as an exception, a journal publication not shorter than 30 pages) published during the last four years in the following categories of literature:

3. The prize will be only awarded to a publication in a Uralic language, the literary and linguistic qualities of which will be renowned by the expertise and it will, therefore, be a contribution to the preservation and development of the native language.

4. The prize in each of the aforementioned categories of literature is 20,000 Estonian kroons; in each category, the prize will be awarded to one author. The jury has the right to withdraw the prize in a category of literature if no nominated work in the category meets the standards of the contest.

5. Nominees to the prizes are to be presented to the Secretariat of the Council of the Kindred Peoples’ Programme by 1st September. It is required to submit a published work and 1-2 letters of recommendation (expert opinion).

6. The prize will be notified on 1st November in commemoration of the day when the Udmurt writer Kuzebai Gerd was executed.

7. The prize will be awarded by a jury formed of the representatives of the Council of the Kindred Peoples’ Programme and the Association of Finno-Ugric Literatures. The jury will take into consideration recommendations given by local experts; however, it will be independent in decision making.