Looking at the whole second half of the year, none of the influential academic and literary awards were stumbling, and the results of the awards were all quite critical. First, the "Yangtze River Book Award" caused a scribble in the academic circle about whether the convener of the academic committee could win the award. Next, the first Lao She literature award also "shocked out the inside story", and the winning works were not among the candidates! The war escalated gradually, and the next focus was on the national literature awards such as "Mao Dun Literature Award": the preliminary evaluation has not yet started, the judges have been questioned, and the shortlisted works have been criticized. Until recently, it was not easy to evaluate the award, but also awarded the title of "the dog's skin plaster" in the literature field. It's hard to cry and laugh. However, it did not end. Mao Dun's literary award was settled, and her sister award, another national heavyweight award, Lu Xun's literary award, did not come to the surface. People began to question: the "difficult" Lu Xun's literary award, which was evaluated every two years?
Lu Xun Literature Award is set up to encourage the creation and writing of contemporary excellent short stories, novellas, reportage, poetry, prose essays, literary theory comments, literary translation, etc., including the national excellent short story award, national excellent novellas award, national reportage award, national excellent poetry award, and national excellent prose miscellaneous award once every two years There are seven individual awards, including the literature award, the national excellent Theory Review Award, and the national excellent translation rainbow award. The Lu Xun literary award, which is elected every four years, is an important national award sponsored by the Chinese Writers Association. "
The first Lu Xun Literature Prize awarded six short stories, including Shi Tiesheng's "little story of the old house", Deng Yiguang's "father is a soldier", Xing Junji's "love in Jinzhou", Li Wangying's "life is a leaf", He Wei's "anthology of essays", Fan Jun's "understanding the old man" She has 5 pieces of critical literature, 6 translation works such as Yang Deyu's Wordsworth Lyric Poems and 25 honorary translation winners such as Chen Zhanyuan. According to the award scheme, every single award of Lu Xun Literature Award is selected once every two years. The first selection was completed in 1997, and the selected works were from 1995 to 1996. Four years have passed since 1996. It is reasonable that the list of the second prize winning works should have been published long ago, and the four-year prize should also be determined. The prize awarding activities have not been launched yet.
As a senior editor of "Chinese writer" and one of the judges of the first Lu Xun Literature Award, Yang Zhiguang told the author part of the original story. Many sequelae brought about by the first prize appraisal made the Writers Association worried about it and dare not start the second prize appraisal. For the first time, there were too many winning works, including 15 reportage works. Whether so many works represent the highest achievement is questionable. The second is the award. The single award is contracted to each magazine under the "contract system". For example, the evaluation of reportage is undertaken by the magazine of Chinese writers, and the novella and short story are respectively undertaken by the magazine of selected novels and the people's literature. Although the works are recommended by local writers' associations and judges, they are greatly influenced by the main review magazines and have strong color of close relatives. Third, "regional color" is strong. On the one hand, the emotional factors of judges play a role. On the other hand, due to the differences in literary concepts, the works of Beijing Writers and military writers account for a relatively large proportion.
Some people questioned this. One winner said that the national literature award is a serious literature award, which is so intermittent that it affects the seriousness and authority of the award evaluation and greatly damages the enthusiasm of the creators. In addition, the new award-winning method is "deficient" only in terms of quantity. He also expressed doubts about the complete solution to the "close relatives problem" of the judges. Since the judges are appointed by the writers' Association, there are many influential critics in the literary world. However, the current situation in the Chinese literary world is that literary critics and writers are closely related, and it is difficult to avoid emotional bias due to human relations.
Lu Xun's literary award can be said to be "open but not moved". In literary circles, especially Lu Xun's literary award, we can draw lessons from the Hundred Flowers Award and the Golden Rooster Award of the film, and separate the expert award and the mass award. Since the judges emphasized the boundary between popularity and elegance, they simply separated the two categories. Another drawback of the last Lu Xun Literature Award is that the flavor of the school is too strong, especially the winning works of the novel award, which many people do not know. The novel monthly insists that every year it will be awarded the "hundred flowers prize of the Novel Monthly", which is completely voted by the readers. The strange phenomenon of the last Lu Xun literary award is that none of the winning works of the monthly novel newspaper voted by readers was shortlisted for Lu Xun literary award.