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Congratulations to Professor Polly Jones, who has received the honourable mention for her article ‘The Thaw’s Provincial Margins: Place, Community and Canon in Pages from Tarusa’, Slavic Review, 80.4 (2021), 792-815, for the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) Women's Forum Prizes 2021 - which will be awarded in March 2023.

The judges (Dr Katy Turton, University of Highlands and Islands, and Professor Mary Heimann, Cardiff University) note: "This is an elegantly written and deeply researched article which evokes an entire world. Highly polished, refined and assured, it captures in microcosm the struggle of writers against the heavy hand of Soviet literary policy and the regime itself."