the Council of experts of the awards under the chairmanship of Mikhail Butov will select up to fifteen finalists from the works of the “Long list” and will present a Literary Academy.

At the end will be a press conference with the finalists of the award.

In June, the largest Advisory service about books LiveLib will start a public vote. Within a few months everyone will be able to vote for their favourite work.

Video after the event will be available on the website of the media center June 2 after 17: 00.

the national literary prize “Big book” established in 2005 “the Center of support of domestic literature”. The founders of “Center”: “Alfa-Bank”, group of companies “Renova” group of companies “Video international”, Roman Abramovich, Alexander Mamut, group of companies “Litres” (Litres services, MyBook, Litres: Samizdat, LiveLib), net

bookstores “Read-city”, trading house “GUM,” the magazine “the Bear”. The co-founders of the award: the Institute of Russian literature, Russian book Union, the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation, Federal Agency for press and mass communications of the Russian library Association, VGTRK, TASS, OAO “Gazprom-Media holding” publishing house “Komsomolskaya Pravda”.