Bialiatski, Buraukin, Halubovich receive Golden Apostrophe award
8:56, — Culture
The award ceremony took place in Art-Siadziba centre in Minsk.
The history of the Golden Apostrophe award began in 2002, when writer Barys Piatrovich founded the magazine Dzeyaslou. Two years later, on March 25, 2004, the first Golden Apostrophe award was presented in the Writers' House, Nasha Niva informs.
The award is given to people, who published their works in the magazine for the past year. Initially, the award was given for the best, prose, poetry and debut.
Later a new nomination for the outstanding contribution to the contemporary Belarusian literature” appeared. This year, the nomination “debut” was replaced with the one “non-fiction”.
The award ceremony took place yesterday in Art-Siadziba centre.
Viktor Kazko won the award for the best prose (short stories under the common title “The Eternal Call of Water”). Leanid Halubovich received the award for his poetic works (the collection “The First Frost”). Ales Bialiatski won the award for the best non-fiction article “Grandfathers were with Us” (the article on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the first mass rally in Belarus on Dziady Day). The award for the outstanding contribution to the contemporary Belarusian literature went to Henadz Buraukin.
It's worth noting that Internet users voted for different writers: Volha Hronskaya (poetry), Yeva Vezhnavets (prose) and Siarhei Kavaliou (non-fiction). The actual winners were ranked second or third in the Internet voting.