Maria Stepanova wins national “NOS” Prize for much-lauded novel

The preeminent contemporary Russian poet Maria Stepanova won the 2019 “NOS” prize in a February 4 ceremony for her latest novel, whose title has been translated as In Memory of Memory or Post-Memory. Stepanova also received the “Big Book” prize, one of the two most-discussed mainstream literary prizes in Russia, in December 2018. Post-Memory will reportedly be published in Sasha Dugdale’s English translation by Fitzcarraldo Editions in the United Kingdom and New Directions in the United States.