Russian writer Vladimir Makanin has won the European Prize for literature.
The prize awarding ceremony will be held in Strasburg where the headquarters of the Council of Europe and the European Parliament are located, next spring.
According to the jury, Makanin fully fits into the role of a “European writer of world level.”
The Prize was awarded to him for making a general contribution to literature.
In 1993, Makanin won the Booker Prize for “Baize-covered Table with Decanter.”
Later the writer was awarded Russia’s State Prize, Pushkin Prize of the Tepfer fund and the “Big Book’ Prize.