Posted 20 сентября 2021,, 07:33

Published 20 сентября 2021,, 07:33

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:36

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:36

"Author of the Year" Dmitry Glukhovsky delivered the most seditious "speech of the year" at the award ceremony

20 сентября 2021, 07:33
Famous Russian writer Dmitry Glukhovsky received the GQ magazine award in the category "Author of the Year" on September 17.

At the ceremony, he said that the main writers today are George Orwell with 1984 and Gianni Rodari with Cipollino, while the country is dominated by an "occupation of fruits against the people of vegetables".

Dmitry Glukhovsky is the author of the bestselling post-apocalyptic novels Metro 2033, Metro 2034 and Post, the dystopian novels Metro 2035 and The Future, the realistic novel Text, and the mystical novel Twilight.

Neither the organizers nor the audience of the award, who gathered for a secular party of a fashion magazine with the host of Channel 1, Ivan Urgant, were ready for his performance at the award ceremony.

Dmitry Glukhovsky: I wanted to say that, of course, I am flattered, but the award went to me undeservedly. The fact is that for the last seven years, since 2014, a memorable year for all of you, George Orwell continues to occupy a place in the list, in the top ten bestsellers, with his book "1984". This is true. Last year, he took second place already, bypassing all other writers, including especially Russian ones, whom our reader generally does not spare.

Why this is happening, I do not know, but I suspect that the people are not as stupid as it seems to some of its other elected representatives. Or not the chosen ones. This time. And most importantly ... One more thing, since we are having a humorous evening, Ivan [Urgant] set the tone...

Ivan Urgant: don't tell me. Dmitry, don't tell me.

Dmitry Glukhovsky: since I am still inbound and hopefully outbound...

Ivan Urgant : let's hope.

Dmitry Glukhovsky : I would like to say one more thing that I would, of course, give this prize - since George Orwell died - to another person who, unfortunately, also died. His name is Gianni Rodari.

Gianni Rodari really deserves this glassy thing because he wrote books about Cipollino and Gelsomino in the Land of Liars. Well, 1984 is a bit gloomy, but I recommend you if someone didn't read it as a child. missed these two books.

"Cipollino" is just everything that is now unfolding, starting in January, in our country, one to one, very funny. Now I read to children, piss. So, just about us, all this is the occupation regime of fruits against the people-vegetables.

And, finally, "Jelsomino in the Land of Liars" is such a country [where] a boy from workers 'and peasants' Italy ends up. He finds himself in a country where you cannot call things by their proper names. Cheese is called "eraser", ink is "milk", in no case should you call cheese "cheese", and an eraser is called "eraser", because for this you will go straight to jail.

What I would like to say in this connection. You can say that these are children's books. But you and I, dear friends, are entering - especially on these upcoming "hemp" weekends - an era when there is enough civil courage to do, as my mother told us to do the right thing in childhood. That is, do not lie and do not be afraid. And do not hoot when others are kicked. And don't pretend. This is already an act of civic courage, yes.

I just wanted to call you to this: remember that we were all taught certain things in childhood. [If] even now your mother tells you not to stick your head out, then in childhood she told you something else. Well, freedom for political prisoners. Thanks a lot.