23. Fiera Internacional del Libro Cuba 2014, Guest of honour: Ecuador. Picture showing Russian stand, 5 authors attending.
A festival like atmosphere in an old fortress (CAVANA). Second location downtown Havanna (PABELLON CUBA). Average age of visitor: 19. Once a year young people get access to otherwise "forbidden" mostly non fiction books (beauty, cooking, TV series etc. "US style"). I found only one title of contemporary Russian literature. By Lukianenko. When asked about Russian contemporary literature in general people looked at me like an alien. As if I talked about a memory of something that they hardly remember -- and in some way should not remember...

recent sales


Burchuladze - Adibas, Germany/ Blumenbar, Italy/ Odoya
Glukhovsky - Tales of the Motherland, Poland/ Insignis
Ilf Petrov - Golden Calf, Latvia/ Zvaigzne
Prilepin - Essays, France/ La Différence
Prilepin - Vozmerka, France/ Actes Sud
Rakitin - Dyatlov Pass, Germany/ btb

  JANUARY 2014

LE TEMPS DES FEMMES by Elena Chizhova
Marianne Gourg-Antuszewicz nominated for Prix Russophonie
to be announced at the 5. Journées du livre Russe in Paris, Feb 1, 2014



Dmitry Glukhovsky´s new thriller FUTU.RE on immortality
7 languages sold



ZAKHAR PRILEPIN impresssed by German theatre version of SANKYA



ZAZA BURCHULADZE, Resident of Germany 2014/2015.
Thank you, PEN International/ICORN
Thank you Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung
4 languages sold



HAPPYNESS IS POSSIBLE by Oleg Zaionchkovski
Andrew Bromfield nominated for Rossica Translation Prize 2014
to be announced in March 2014


  OCTOBER 2013

Interview with THOMAS WIEDLING
in Russland Heute (supplement to Sueddeutsche Zeitung)
and in Russland ER-lesen, a special journal for Frankfurt Book Fair.
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