Tag Archives: Contemporary Russian Writers

Excerpt from the Novel-in-Verse “Gnedich” by Maria Rybakova

Contemporary Russian Literature in Translation We are happy to introduce the  novel-in-verse  Gnedich  by Maria Rybakova. ( Gnedich,  Moscow: Vremia, 2011). Maria is one of the winners of the Russian Prize in short fiction for Gnedich. Maria Rybakova was born  in … Continue reading

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The Latest Novel by Dmitrii Bykov

  Below is a fragment of the chapter, “A Manual on Levitation”, from the 2010 novel Ostromov, ili uchenik charodeiia : posobie po levitatsii, Ostromov, or the Sorcerer’s Apprentice, by Dmitrii Bykov. The Ukrainian literary organization, Portal, comprised of authors, publishers, and editors, … Continue reading

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The New Russian Literature

One of our goals is to introduce the new Russian literature to readers in America. Despite the appearance of many talented new authors, only a few of them have had works translated into English and become known to the western … Continue reading

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The Librarian by Mikhail Elizarov

Mikhail Elizarov was born in 1973 in Ivano-Frankovsk, Ukraine and could hardly remember the Soviet epoch of the generation of his parents and grand-parents. However, in 2007 this young writer wrote a book which would come to be associated with … Continue reading

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Many Talents of Dmitrii Bykov

Dmitrii Bykov is one of the most prominent contemporary Russian writers but he is still not known in the West. In 2006  Bykov won the National Bestseller Prize for his book “Boris Pasternak . He became the winner of the … Continue reading

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Next generation of Russian classics

  Recently, I heard  many questions about whom to consider the best contemporary writer among the new generation of Russian writers. It is always risky to make a prediction  for the future. What the writers themselves think? From the interview … Continue reading

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Provincial Russia by Maria Stepanova

Among many voices of  young contemporary Russian poets, the poetry of Maria Stepanova is one of the most intriguing. Her first major collection Songs of Northern Southerners       (2001) was so unusual, that the critics immediately called her poetic style a … Continue reading

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