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The Rehearsals wins the Read Russian International Prize 2018

Oliver Ready's translation of The Rehearsals by Vladimir Sharov has won the Read Russian International Prize 2018 for the best translation into any language of a Russian novel published since 1990. The winner was announced on 8 September.

Vladimir Sharov died in August 2018 after a battle with cancer. He was 66.

Vladimir Sharov is one of the true greats of Russian fiction. A genius to rank with Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky and Chekov he will be sadly missed. He has received most of the major Russian Prizes, including The Russian Booker Prize and The Big Book Prize and two of his novels have been translated into English by Oliver Ready; Before and During and The Rehearsals.

Dedalus is proud to be Vladimir Sharov's English language publisher.