Pushkin House has launched the 7th round of its annual Book Prize, a competition which seeks to bring the finest writing about the Russian-speaking world to the attention of readers and promote an informed and nuanced debate about events, institutions and people in the past and present.

The prize recognizes excellence in works of non-fiction about Russia written in English or translated into English and published in the last calendar year. The judges look for books that bring new research to light or have an innovative approach to their subject matter, and that are written for the general audience.