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Russian Literature in translation, book reviews, interviews with authors, new releases, book market and more
Russian Literature in translation, book reviews, interviews with authors, new releases, book market and more

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The huge arch of Earls Court Exhibition Centre curves over the myriad stands of London’s epic-sized 2014 Book Fair. Every April, more than 25,000 book-related professionals throng here from around the world.  This year, a parallel programme of events marks the Russia-UK Year of Culture.  The UK audience for Russian writers, invited here to participate in Read Russia program, are a diverse bunch. Fergus Egan, soon to start a philosophy degree at Cambridge University, admits to being “trapped in Tolstoy and Gogol.” He recently read Tolstoy’s Confession in different translations, including the version, published late last year, which former Penguin editor-in-chief Peter Carson completed shortly before his d...
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Bookmate took home the ‘Publishing for Digital Minds Innovation Award’ at the London Book Fair after beating hundreds of other companies to the prize. The London Book Fair says the awards are, “unique new awards, celebrating achievement across the entire business of publishing, will provide a truly global industry vision. They represent the UK’s recognition of international publishing industry excellence.” Bookmate’s team: James Glynn (International PR), Irina Sheveleva (Content Lead), James Appell (Head of Global Development) The competition was jointly run by London Book Fair and IC Tomorrow. IC Tomorrow is a digital strategy board that promotes technology and innovation in the UK. ...
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At the end of March, the names of the authors shortlisted for 'Russian Prize' were revealed to the media who were all gathered at the Yeltsin Centre. The list of laureates included nine writers and poets from six different countries: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, USA, Uzbekistan, and Ukraine. The prize is awarded for works of literature created in 2013 in three areas namely, ‘Poetry’, ‘Short Story’, and ‘Novels’. For 'Poetry' 1. Shamshad Abdulaev (Uzbekistan), ‘Tightening Edges'. Nominated by the publishing house 'New Literary Review' 2. Nijat Mamedov (Azerbaijan), 'Place of Meeting Everywhere'. Nominated by the publisher 'Russian Gulliver' 3. Andrei Polyakov (Ukraine), 'A Letter'. Nomi...
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With the UK-Russia Year of Culture 2014, Russian literature will once again be showcased at the London Book Fair (8 – 10Th April). Under the brand name ‘Read Russia’ the programme is packed with a variety of events, panels and presentations with participation from some of the biggest names in Russian literature, translation and publishing. Some of the most respected and influential authors in contemporary Russian literature will be speaking at this year’s London Book Fair. Award-winning authors Zakhar Prilepin, Alexander Terekhov and Pavel Basinsky will talk about their books, which have either been published in English or in the process of being translated. The Big Book Prize, Russia’s biggest literary...
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With the UK-Russia Year of Culture 2014, Russian literature will once again be showcased at the London Book Fair (8 – 10Th April). Under the brand name ‘Read Russia’ the programme is packed with a variety of events, panels and presentations with participation from some of the biggest names in Russian literature, translation and publishing. Some of the most respected and influential authors in contemporary Russian literature will be speaking at this year’s London Book Fair. Award-winning authors Zakhar Prilepin, Alexander Terekhov and Pavel Basinsky will talk about their books, which have either been published in English or in the process of being translated. The Big Book Prize, Russia’s biggest literary awar...
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The Russian book market 2013 in infographics. The size of the market, major publishing groups, the market by segments, distribution channels and more. Based on the report by the Book Industry magazine.
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The prize went to Angela Livingstone for her version of Marina Tsvetaeva’s drama Phaedra, the celebrated 20th Century Russian poet’s electrifying treatment of the Greek legend. ‘Not just an extraordinary and sustained translation, but poetry in its own right’, was one judge’s reaction, and another’s was: ‘A marathon done at a sprint’. The Rossica Prize this year was judged by Professor Donald Rayfield, Professor Andrew Kahn and Dr. Oliver Ready. The winner was picked up out of five books shortlisted for the prize, and the choice was not easy. Rossica Prize 2014 Shortlist Happiness is Possible By Oleg Zaionchovsky Translated by Andrew Bromfield Happiness is Possible tells...
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The 2014 IPA Freedom to Publish Prize will be presented on the 8th of April at the London Book Fair. Six publishers have been short-listed for the 2014 IPA Prize including Irina Balakhonova the owner of the children’s publisher Samokat. Samokat has done a remarkable job in providing young Russian readers with access to books from all over the world. It has published over 250 books by 100 authors from 16 countries since its establishment in 2003. In 2013 Irina Balakhonova published “The Jester Cap” by Daria Wilke, a book for young adults which relates to how a teenager’s best friend has to leave Russia as he is gay. The book’s publication coincided with the Russian parliament passing a law bann...
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