Book Prize 2021

CELEBRATING THE BEST NON-FICTION WRITING
ABOUT RUSSIA

The Pushkin House Book Prize recognises the very best non-fiction writing on Russia.


It celebrates books which combine excellence in research with readability.

ARCHIE BROWN, EMERITUS PROFESSOR OF POLITICS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, HAS WON THE NINTH ANNUAL PUSHKIN HOUSE BOOK PRIZE OF £10,000 FOR THE HUMAN FACTOR: GORBACHEV, REAGAN AND THATCHER AND THE END OF THE COLD WAR (OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS).

Six highly readable and important new works offering fresh insights into Russian history,  politics, current affairs, literature and architecture are under consideration for the £10,000 annual Pushkin House Russian Book Prize.

A prestigious jury has unveiled the shortlist for the best non-fiction writing published for the first time during 2020 in English on the Russian-speaking world. The prize is designed to showcase, reward and encourage original, insightful and well written books and to encourage public understanding and intelligent debate around the country and its culture.