Feminist Press will release Pussy Riot! A Punk Prayer for Freedom, a collection of letters, songs, and more from Russian punk rock band Pussy Riot.
A Kickstarter effort is ongoing to raise $15,000 to fund the translation of 3 novels by bestselling Russian thriller writer Dmitri Kosyrev (aka Master Chen).
In this Q&A, Russian bestseller Dmitri Kosyrev, aka Master Chen, discusses his asian alter ego, Russian genre writing, and the pitfalls of being an amateur spy.
Yale University Press is digitizing Stalin’s immense personal archive, amounting to 400,000 pages, which includes much revealing and invaluable marginalia.
At BookExpo America, leaders in Russian children’s publishing discussed some of the problems that plague children’s and YA publishing sector.
Russia is hosting an extraordinary series of events around New York City to showcase the country’s top literary talents. If you’re attending, send us a report.
Piracy, distribution issues, closing bookstores hasn’t slowed Russia’s $3.3 bn book market, and opportunities still abound, says Eksmo CEO Oleg Novikov.
E-books represent just 0.25% of the Russian book market and growth has been hampered by piracy, legal issues, and reticence, still consumer demand is growing.
Statistics suggest that even as print reading is in decline, the internet and e-books have increased our consumption of the written word.
Despite European economic woes, the Czech Republic’s major book fair thrived, aided by a neighborly focus, underscoring the strong draw of good literature.