Feb. 17 at the General Meeting of the NGO "Belarusian PEN-center" it was decided to renew the award by the name of Ales Adamovich and Francis Award Bogushevich.
The current laureate Ales Adamovich was Sergei Shapran, which amounted to a fundamental two-volume Lives "Vasil Bykov. history of life in the documents, publications, memoirs, letters" (Minsk — Grodno 2009: The Library of the Fatherland, Grodno library. Belarus People).
Award of Francis Bogushevich was noted writer and historian Olga Bobkov — For the book of essays reconstructions "… And wonders, and fears" (New York: Loginov, 2010), which was the fruit of her years of work in the National Historical Archives of Belarus. The book investigated the history of everyday life in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in the XVI-XVII century.
Honoring the winners will be held March 3 — the International Day of the writer — on the estate of the Belarusian PEN-center in Minsk (street MRC 2-101). Commencement ceremony at 17.00.
The award named Ales Adamovich was established by the Belarusian PEN-center in 1996, through two years after the death of the writer and public figure as a sign of respect for his name. The prize is awarded for the best nonfiction book of the year. For 15 years, the prize was awarded to her for about 30 writers, journalists, literary scholars. The last award was Sergei Navumchyk, Leonid Mariners, Gennady Buraukin, Paul Seviarynets.
The award named after Francis Bogushevich — The annual literary prize of the Belarusian PEN Center. Founded in 1994. Traditionally awarded in March (to the Freedom Day) for outstanding historical fiction book authors that contribute to the awakening of a sense of historical consciousness and national independence readers. Since 1996, its winners were Kastus Shark, Vladimir Orlov, Gennadi Saganovich, Lavon Borshevsky Michas Cherniavskyi, Alexander Lukashuk, Vasil Smouha, Ivan Saverchenko, Tatiana Protko, Alla Sokolovsky, Vyachka Teles, Ales White, Shibeko Zahar, Alexander Knudson.