Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Russia In International Book Fair
April 23, 2014 00:38


International Book Fair held in London. Russia is represented by a delegation, numbering 50 known Russian writers and publishers. Among these authors are Zakhar Prilepin, Pavel Basinskiy and Yevgeny Vodolazkin; director of the Big Book literary award Georgy Urushadze; rector of Gorky Literary Institute Boris Tarasov.

They all take part in three Russian stands, deal with visitors and deliver lectures. This was the report of Tatiana Voskovskaya, coordinator of the Read Russia project, which is being implemented with the support of the Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communications (Rospechat) to promote the national literature in the world.

"Our project's goal is to make foreign audience familiar not only with classic, but also with modern Russian writers, Voskovskaya said. - In addition, we have come to London to share experiences with European publishers, strengthen and establish business contacts. In general, we believe that it's just necessary for local authors and publishers to take part in the world book fairs. The number of book copies of our authors is growing precisely because of this growing interest in Russian literature abroad."

The books, which will soon come out in English, were presented at the fair. Among them are "Leo Tolstoy. Escape from Paradise" by Pavel Basinsky; "Sankya" by Zahar Prilepin and "Stone Bridge" by Alexander Terekhov. On the forum, there also were awarded Read Russia prizes for the best translation of Russian literature into foreign languages and the Read Russia

English Translation Prize for translators from Russian into English. Awarding ceremony will be held in May, in New York. In the near future they are going to publish the Library Russian literature, which will include 100-120 books in the U.S. and UK. It will include classic works of Russian writers, such as the novels of Leo Tolstoy and Fyodor Dostoyevsky; Anton Chekhov's stories; works of Russian writers of the 20th century, lesser-known to wide foreign reader, such as Andrei Platonov and Daniil Kharms, as well as books by contemporary Russian authors. In total, London's fair represented this year more than 2 thousand publishers from around the world.

Author: Anna Dorozhkina

Tags: International Book Fair     

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Moscow: The Space Of The City ArchKuznitsa (Blacksmith`s Shop): All the Most Valuable Things Fall From the Sky Hermitage to Host 7th International Conference "Topical Problems in Theory and History of Art" White Nights at Exhibition "Michelangelo. The Creation" MOSCOW PLAYBILL

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter      submit

Elena Roerich  Lyudmila Gurchenko  Valery Koshlyakov   Exhibitions in Moscow  Russian painters  Russian political parties  odd news  Russian Cinema  EU sanctions  Konigsberg Castle  Easter  Russian tourism  Russia international  corruption  Moscow airports  Russian science  Balashikha  Travel  Leningrad Region  Astrakhan  Rostrud  places to visit in Russia  buy Russian fashion designers online  Transaero  Stavropol airport  Tomsk  Russian attractions  obituary  Russian economy  Circus in Moscow  mode of life  oil price  Nikolai Karamzin  Russian scientists  Russian oligarchs  Missing Persons  Russian women  Nizhny Novgorod Region  Kungur Ice Cave  Russian Poets  Klintsy  St. Petersburg  Russian business  Russian fashion designer  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Moscow-river  Festival of Light  Moscow  Actors  Football 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites