Russian Literature Week in New York City

A celebration of Russian literature with Read Russia

Read Russia organization to host its annual Russian literature Week in NYC from Dec. 7-11.

Monday, December 7:

4:00 – 5:30 PM - Eugene Vodolazkin, author, on his new novel LAURUS and his research in Old Russian

NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, 19 University Place, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10003

Co-sponsored by the Institute of Literary Translation

6:00 – 8:00 PM - Vladimir Sharov, author, BEFORE AND DURING, in conversation with Oliver Ready, 2015 READ RUSSIA PRIZE laureate, translator, and fellow, St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and Dmitry Bak, Director, Russian’s State Museum for Literature

Soho House, 29-35 Ninth Ave, New York, NY 10014 (Place to be confirmed)

Co-sponsored by the Institute of Literary Translation

Tuesday, December 8:

6:00 – 8:00 PM - The Real Story of Doctor ZhivagoPeter Finn, Washington Post and Marian Schwartz, translator

Poets House, 10 River Terrace, New York, NY10282

The Bridge Series, and the PEN America Translation Committee

Co-sponsored by Russia Beyond the Headlines & The Russian Library

7:00 – 8:30 PM - The Documentary novel (in Russian) –  Leonid Yuzefovich, author – interviewed by Vadim Yarmolinets, author

InfoCommons Lab, Brooklyn Public Library/Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Co-sponsored by the Brooklyn Public Library 

7:00 – 9:00 PM - Eugene Vodolazkin and translator Lisa Hayden in conversation about LAURUS

BookCourt, 163 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Co-sponsored by the Institute of Literary Translation, The Bridge Series, and the PEN America Translation Committee

Wednesday, December 9:

6:30 – 8:30 PM - Russia's 2015 Year of Russian literature: A celebration 

Featuring Dmitry Petrov, host, “Polyglot,” Kultura TV

Consulate General, Russian Federation, 9 East 91st Street, New York, NY 10128

Co-sponsored by the Renova Group of Companies and the Renova Fort Ross Foundation

Thursday, December 10:

7:00 – 8:30 PM - Literature, language, history & time (in Russian)

Vladimir Sharov, author; Evgeny Vodolazkin, author; and Dmitry Petrov, host and producer of “Polyglot” on Kultura TV – moderated by author and translator Lisa Hayden

Dweck Center  

Brooklyn Public Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Co-sponsored by the Brooklyn Public Library

6:00 – 8:00 PM -“Solzhenitsyn: The Untranslated Oeuvre”

Peter Constantine, translator; Marian Schwartz, translator; other speakers TBD

Book Culture, 536 West 112th Street, New York, NY 10025

Co-sponsored by the Kennan Institute, Russia Beyond the Headlines & The Russian Library

Friday, December 11:

12:00 – 2:00 PM - Russian Library – Editorial Advisory Meeting (invitation only)

Columbia University Press, 61 West 62nd Street, New York, NY 10023

Co-sponsored by The Russian Library

6:30 – 8:30 PM - The Russian Nobel Laureates: On the works of Ivan Bunin, Mikhail Sholokhov, Boris Pasternak, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Joseph Brodsky, and Svetlana Alexievitch

Antonina W. Bouis, translator; Solomon Volkov, author; Stephanie Sandler, Harvard University; and Peter Constantine, translator 

The Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022

Co-sponsored by the Renova Group of Companies and the Renova Fort Ross Foundation, and the Russian Library

Featured online film for Russian literature week - “Pushkin is Our Everything” -  pushkinfilm.com

For more information visit www.readrussia.org 

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