A senior Russian Orthodox official insists that novels by Vladimir Nabokov and Gabriel Garcia Marquez should be banned from Russia’s high schools.
MintRight CEO Stanislav Mamonov explains how he built a truly global e-book conversion and distribution platform, why Europe is behind and Brazil’s booming.
In Russia, publishers deliberately minimize announced first printings; in the USA, they inflate them. On this point, publishers just can’t be trusted.
Detective fiction and romances rule Russia’s publishing scene, where agents are rare and authors are lucky to get a few thousand dollars as an advance.
Brazil, Russia, India or China — which offers the greatest opportunity to publishers over the next decade?
Russia’s book business is valued at between $2-3bn annually, but shockingly little is known about it in the West.
This year’s International Literature Award has gone to Russian author Mikhail Schischkin for his novel Venushaar [Maiden’s Hair], published in Germany by DVA.
It’s difficult to find a Russian author of note who has not written for SNOB, billionaire Mikhail Prokorov’s luxury lit mag. By Daniel Kalder Going back to the 19th century literary journals have played an important role in Russian culture. Indeed, no lesser a figure than Dostoevsky edited not one, but two following his return from Siberian exile. After 1917, …
A “living classic,” Sorokin pushes boundaries by writing about a Russia rife with violence, coprophilia, violence, rape, violence, aliens, violence, clones and more violence. He makes his American debut in New York this weekend at the PEN World Voices Festival. By Daniel Kalder At the London Book Fair earlier this month, Russia was featured as Guest of Honor. Nearly every Russian …
By Edward Nawotka Russia is taking several star turns at book fairs as “guest of honor” — first in London earlier this month and next year at BookExpo America. The country’s literary reputation overseas is largely based on classic texts and a handful of translated authors who have broken through — Boris Akunin, Viktor Pelevin, Tatyana Tolstaya, Lyudmila Petrushevskaya, and Lyudmila Ulitskaya …