The National Library of Karelia held a presentation of books published in 2016 with support of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Karelia. A welcoming speech to the audience was made by the Deputy Minister of Culture of the Republic of Karelia Anna Tomchik. All these publications will take part in XVII Contest ”The Book of the Year of the Republic of Karelia 2016”. The representatives of the publishing houses and authors told about the new books.
In 2016, the Republic of Karelia has given budget support to the following books:
Igor Vostryakov. Ta chast rechi, kotoraya upala s pechi (Eng. The Part of Speech which Fell from the Oven); Syn Very: Robert Rozhdestvensky i Karelia (Eng. Vera’s Son: Robert Rozhdestvensky and Karelia). The authors of this book are Marat Tarasov and Yuri Shleikin. The books were published in the Publishing House Ostrova.
Valeri Verkhoglyadov. Severnyi trilistnik (Eng. The Northern Shamrock), the Publishing House of the private entrepreneur Vladimir Larionov.
Veniamin Slepkov. Poslanets vselennoi (Eng. The Messenger of the Universe), OOO Forever;
Irina Lvova. Iz knigi sudeb (Eng. From the Book of Destinies), OOO Verso.
More than once books published in these publishing houses have become laureates and winners of the Contest ”The Book of the Year of the Republic of Karelia” and Russian competitions.