Posthumous Costa for poetry full of love for life 05/02/2018 automatic translate
LONDON. The collection of poems that died last year Helen Dunmore is called the book of the year.
Costa is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the UK. There are five categories in it: "Poetry", "Children’s literature", "Roman", "Best first novel", "Biography". One of the winners is guaranteed an additional and very pleasant bonus: the title of the author of the "Book of the Year". This is not only honorable, but also profitable. The money part of the premium in this case increases fivefold.
The owners of the main "Costa" in different years were the Nobel laureate of the present year Kazuo Ishiguro (Kazuo Ishiguro), Kate Atkinson (Kate Atkinson), whose debut novel Behind the Scenes at the Museum - the story of the family of the main heroine who survived two world wars, the death of a child, not too happy marriages - outstripped the book of Salman Rushdie in the main category.
In 1987, the "Book of the Year" was the autobiography of the Irish writer Christopher Nolan (Christopher Nolan), the namesakes of the famous filmmaker, - Under the Eye of the Clock. The fate of Nolan is unique. Birth trauma led to complete paralysis and the inability to speak. Reception of an effective antispastic drug allowed to reduce muscle tension. With the help of a metal needle attached to a special rim on his forehead, he was able to print his poems and prose on a typewriter. Next to her was Bernadette’s mother, love, optimism and constant support of which helped to accomplish a miracle. Nolan died at age 43 in Dublin, in the Beaumont Hospital.
Twice the winner of the award was another Nobel prize-winning Irish poet, writer and translator Seamus Justin Heaney. Two times awarded "Kosta" Ted Hughes (Ted Hughes). For the poetry collection Birthday Letters, dedicated to his tragic romance with Sylvia Platt - posthumously.
Posthumous was a reward for Helen Dunmore (Helen Dunmore), who died of cancer in June last year. Her poetic collection "Inside the Wave", completed shortly before her death, is full of love for life, comprehension and acceptance of the inevitable. A sample of high literature and a symbolic monument to a remarkable poet.
Helen Dunmore wrote ten poetry collections and 12 novels. Two of them are devoted to Russia, the history of which always aroused her keen interest - The Siege ("Blockade") and The Betrayal ("Betrayal"). The award was presented at the end of January to the family of the poetess - her husband Frank, daughter Tess and son Patrick.