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Life in art has pulled on 60 thousand pounds

the International Bukerovsky award (Man Booker International Prize) for 2009 has received 77 - summer Canadian writer Elis Munro.
it declared yesterday judges into which this year entered writing on - anglijski the Indian author Amit Chaudhuri writing on - russki and the Ukrainian writer Andrey Kurkov widely translated into English, and also the American writer Jane Smajli. Elis Munro basically is known as the author of stories, - is told in the jury statement, - but thus its each story is executed such depth, wisdom and accuracy what to many novelists manages to be reached only work of all life .

International Bukera unlike Bukera the simple give not to the book, and the author - for a total sum of literary achievements, that is for life in art. The unique formal requirement - is necessary, that at least one book of the candidate has been translated into English. This award in 2005 has been founded, and time in two years so winners till now was only two is awarded: the first the award was received by the Albanian writer Ismail Kadare, and in two years - Nigerian Chinua Achebe who is officially considered most readable in the world as the African writer.

the winner of this year the Canadian writer Elis Munro - the first winner of the award writing on - anglijski. It compare to Chekhov for absence in its stories sobytijnosti and with Flanneri About ` Connor for attachment to certain region (namely to a county of Guron of the Canadian province of Ontario). Munro - the winner of various literary awards, her name regularly appears in lists of applicants for the Nobel Prize. In 2006 a film Far from it (Away from Her), removed Saroj Polli under the story of the writer The Bear Came Over the Mountain it was nominated on Oscar .

Except Elis Munro 13 writers were nominated for the third International Bukerovsky award, among which such celebrities, as Peter Kerri, E.L.Doktorou, by Mario Vargas Losa, V.S.Najpol , Joyce Kerol Outs, and also the Russian writer Lyudmila Ulitsky. It was the occurrence of a name of the domestic author first for many years in the list of applicants for the prestigious international award. Delivery International Bukera will pass on June, 25th in Dublin Triniti - college. There Elis Munro will hand over a medal of the winner and £ 60 thousand