Famous novelist Isajon Sulton took the prize at the prestigious international competition Open Eurasia-2017, which was held in the Swedish capital Stockholm.
The results of Open Eurasia-2017 contest were summed up in Stockholm. The winners of the open literary competition in four categories «Illustration», «Video», «Translation» and «Literary work» were 20 contestants from 8 countries. The competition was held in the framework of the VI International Literary Festival «Open Eurasian literature festival & Book Forum».
In 2017, their work for the contest «Open Eurasia-2017» filed more 1100 participants from 37 countries of the world. Earlier, the awards ceremony for the winners of the Open Eurasian Literature Festival & Book Forum took place in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and the United Kingdom.
One of the bright features of modernity is the polyphony of modern literature, the lack of a single style, a single leader. «One can not regard the modern literary process as one-line, one-level,» says the famous critic A. Genis. The organizers of the competition, inspired by the statement of Genis, decided to publish a book of all 3 prize-winners in the category «Small Prose» as the main prize of the Open Eurasia-2017 contest.
Prize-winners in this category were Isajon Sulton from Uzbekistan. His work «Hazrati Hizr Izidan» («Following the Traces of Saint Hizr») became one of the best in the «Small Prose» nomination.