Book Award "Espresso. Choice of Readers" was launched to celebrate the best Ukrainian literary novelties of the year and to support the interest in reading books in Ukraine. We strive for publishers to find their way to readers through recommendations, reviews by readers and reputable experts.
The award is divided into three stages:
STAGE 1 - the organizing committee accepts applications from publishers for the participation of books in the Prize (in 2019 total 146 books from 38 publishers) in two nominations - "Literature for children and adolescents" and "Literature for adults".
STAGE 2 - An expert jury of 24 persons (well-known journalists and literary critics, writers, professors of Ukrainian universities and literary critics) determined which 3 books in each nomination would go to the final stage.
STAGE 3 - The winner among the 3 finalists is selected by readers in libraries all over Ukraine.
The peculiarity of our prize is that its winner is determined by readers by voting in libraries of Ukraine. In 2019, the number of libraries willing to collaborate has increased to 276.