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Russian Participation in London Book Fair

The London Book Fair will take place on 8-10 April. Source: London Book Fair
Next event
12/04 - 14/04

As a part of the UK-Russia Year of Language and Literature

Location: Olympia
Tags: UK-Russia Year of Language and Literature
Brief description:

What: Read Russia at London Book Fair

When: April 12-14, 2016

Where: Olympia Exhibition Centre, Hammersmith Rd, London W14 8UX

 

Programme:

Monday, April 11 

Guzel Yakhina's novel awarded with the Big Book Prize

18:00 – 20:00
Meet the Author: Guzel Yakhina and Alexander Snegirev
Theme: Reflections of Russia’s Past and Present in Contemporary Literature
Venue: Pushkin House, 5a Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA

18:30 – 20:00
Homage to Osip Mandelstam on his 125th Birthday. Book presentation My Friend Osip Mandelstam: Selected Illustrated Bibliography and Autographs
Speaker: Mikhail Seslavinsky, Head of the Russian Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communications.
Venue: Rossotrudnichestvo, First floor, 37 Kensington High Street, London W8 5ED

 

Tuesday, April 12

11:00 – 11:30
Official opening of the Russian National Stand at the LBF
Venue: Olympia Exhibition Centre, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8 UX, Stand 5 D169

Alexander Snegirev and the best Russian book of the year

12:00 – 13:30
Round table discussion. On the Translation of Contemporary and Classical Literature: Approaches and Strategies
Participants: translators Donald Rayfild, Arch Tait and James Rann
Moderator: Maria Skachkova, Grants and Contracts Officer, Institute for Literary Translation
Venue: Olympia Exhibition Centre, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8 UX, Stand 5 D169

14:00 – 15:00
Round table discussion. What is the genius of Varlam Shalamov's work, and how can it be conveyed in translation?
Participants: translators Donald Rayfield, Robert Chandler
Moderator: Maria Skachkova, Grants and Contracts Officer, Institute for Literary Translation
Venue: Olympia Exhibition Centre, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8 UX, Stand 5 D169

15:00 – 15:30
Presentation of Russia Beyond The Headlines
Education section: Where to learn more about Russian universities, educational programs, internships and other opportunities
Presenter: representative of Russia Beyond The Headlines
Venue: Olympia Exhibition Centre, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8 UX,Stand 5 D169

15:30 – 16:30
Presentation. Teffi (1872-1952) - Tragedian or Humorist?
Participants: Robert Chandler
Moderator: Maria Skachkova, Grants and Contracts Officer, Institute for Literary Translation
Venue: Olympia Exhibition Centre, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8 UX, Stand 5 D169

16:30 – 17:30
Round table by Russia Beyond The Headlines: How to make Russian literature more popular in the UK?
Participants: Grigory Ryzhakov, writer, Valentina Polukhina, Russian Poets Fund founder, Rosamund Bartlett, translator, Robert Chandler, translator, Larissa Itina, Anglo-Russia Culture Club founder, Peter B. Kaufman, President & Executive Director of Read Russia Inc.
Moderator: George Butchard, translator and editor for Russia Beyond The Headlines
Venue: Olympia Exhibition Centre, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8 UX, Stand 5 D169

18:00 – 19:30
The Healing Power of Love. Images of Russian Women in Writings of Contemporary Russian Authors
Participants: writers Andrei Gelasimov, Alexander Snegirev, Guzel Yakhina, and Andrey Astvatsaturov
Venue: Rossotrudnichestvo, First floor, 37 Kensington High Street, London W8 5ED

18:00 – 19:00
Myths About History. A dialogue between Alexander Kan and Vladimir Medinsky
Participants: Russian Minister of Culture, writer Vladimir Medinsky, and journalist Alexander Kan
Venue: The Russian Bookshop at Waterstones Piccadilly, 203-206 Piccadilly, London, W1V 9LE

 

Wednesday, April 13

09:30 – 10:00
Presentation of the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Centre in Yekaterinburg
Participants: Alexander Drozdov, Executive Director of the Yeltsin Centre
Venue: Olympia Exhibition Centre, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8 UX, Stand 5 D169

10:00 – 11:00
The Big Book Prize presents: Guzel Yakhina  - a New Name in Russian Literature.
Participants: Guzel Yakhina
Moderator: Georgy Urushadze, Director, Big Book Prize
Venue: Olympia Exhibition Centre, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8 UX, Stand 5 D169

Andrei Gelasimov: A bestselling author with a diverse range


11:00 – 12:00
In conversation with: writers Andrei Gelasimov and Irina Muravyova
Theme: The problem of moral choice in the works by Andrei Gelasimov and Irina Muravyova
Moderator: Olga Aminova, editor, Eksmo Publishing House
Venue: Olympia Exhibition Centre, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8 UX, Stand 5 D169

12:00 – 12:30
The British Council announces a translation competition for emerging translators and a publishing bursary scheme as part of The UK-Russia Year of Language and Literature 2016
Participants: Cortina Butler, Director Literature, British Council, Doug Wallace, Creative Director, UK-Russia Year of Language and Literature, Sophie Rochester, Founder, The Literary Platform
Venue: Olympia Exhibition Centre, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8 UX, Stand 5 D169

12:30 – 13:30
Presentation. The Moscow Metro as a literary object, or race relations in the last years of the Soviet Union
Participants: Hamid Ismailov, author, journalist, BBC World Service Writer-in-Residence
Moderator: Carol Ermakova, translator
Venue: Olympia Exhibition Centre, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8 UX, Stand 5 D169

13:30 – 14:30
In conversation with the writer: Love and pain. Alexander Snegirev’s Prose
Participants: Alexander Snegirev, writer
Moderator: Olga Aminova, editor, Eksmo Publishing House
Venue: Olympia Exhibition Centre, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8 UX, Stand 5 D169

14:30 – 15:30
In conversation with the writer: Without Ties to the Homeland. The Fate of the Russian Writer in Exile
Participants: Irina Muravyova, writer
Moderator: Olga Aminova, editor, Eksmo Publishing House
Venue: Olympia Exhibition Centre, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8 UX, Stand 5 D169

15:30 – 16:00
Presentation. An award to publishers for the best English translations of Russian literature - The Read Russia English Translation Prize and the Russian Literature Week.
Participants: Peter B. Kaufman, President & Executive Director, Read Russia and Read Russia Inc.
Venue: Olympia Exhibition Centre, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8 UX, Stand 5 D169

Multi-volume library of Russian literature to be published in the U.S.


16:30 – 17:00
Presentation. The Russian Library in English series
Participants: Jennifer Crewe, Director of Columbia University Press, and Peter B. Kaufman, President & Executive Director of Read Russia Inc.
Venue: Olympia Exhibition Centre, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8 UX, Stand 5 D169

17:00 – 18:00
Presentation. Thinking about learning Russian but rather read detective stories? You can do both with new unconventional Russian language textbooks
Participants: Ignaty Dyakov, Russian language trainer, textbook writer, finalist of "The best Russian language teacher outside of Russia" award, member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists and the Society of Authors (UK)
Venue: Olympia Exhibition Centre, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8 UX, Stand 5 D169

18:30 - 20:00
New faces of modern Russian literature: Alisa Ganieva and Andrey Astvatsaturov discuss modernism and tradition in contemporary Russian prose
With the generous support of the British Council
Venue: The Russian Bookshop at Waterstones Piccadilly, 203-206 Piccadilly, London, W1V 9LE

 

Thursday, April 14 

09:30 – 10:00
Presentation. The 11th International St Petersburg Book Fair
Venue: Olympia Exhibition Centre, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8 UX, Stand 5 D169

10:00 – 10:30
Presentation. The 28th International Moscow Book Fair
Venue: Olympia Exhibition Centre, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8 UX, Stand 5 D169

10:30 – 11:00
Presentation. The Boris Yeltsin Presidential Centre’s publishing programmes
Participants: Alexander Drozdov, Executive Director of the Yeltsin Centre
Venue: Olympia Exhibition Centre, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8 UX, Stand 5 D169

11:00 – 11:30
Presentation. From the Archive: Writing the History of Russian Contemporary Art
Participants: Ruth Addison, Chief Editor, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
Venue: Olympia Exhibition Centre, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8 UX, Stand 5 D169

12:00 – 13:00
Presentation. Russian Book Market: Status, Trends and Economic Crisis
Participants: Evgeny Kapyev, Eksmo Non Fiction Director
Venue: Olympia Exhibition Centre, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8 UX, Stand 5 D169

Alisa Ganieva: I'm a foreigner everywhere


11.30 – 12.30
Alisa Ganieva in conversation with Sasha Dugdale
Sponsored by the British Council
Venue: The PEN Literary Salon (opposite Foyles Bookshop)Level One of the Olympia Exhibition Centre, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8 UX,

13:00 – 14:00
Round Table. The Past and the Present through the Eyes of Contemporary Russian Writers
Participants: Alisa Ganieva, Andrei Gelasimov
With the generous support of the British Council
Venue: Olympia Exhibition Centre, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8 UX, Stand 5 D169

14:00 – 15:00
Presentation by Russia Beyond The Headlines. Leo Tolstoy: a modern-day star
Participants: Oleg Tolstoy, photographer, and Phoebe Taplin, journalist
Venue: Olympia Exhibition Centre, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8 UX,Stand 5 D169

15:00 – 15:30
Presentation by Russia Beyond The Headlines. Russian walks in London with Phoebe Taplin
Participants: Phoebe Taplin
Venue: Olympia Exhibition Centre, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8 UX, Stand 5 D169

18:00 – 20:00
Is there life in children's literature? The launch of the competition "Kniguru in Britain" and the Russian children's book festival
Participants: Nina Dashevskaya, musician and writer, winner of Kniguru awards; Georgy Urushadze, Director of the Russian Literature Centre; Karine Karmenyan, Director of the Russian Children's World project and the Director of St James's Publishing Ltd.
Venue: The Russian Bookshop at Waterstones Piccadilly, 203-206 Piccadilly, London, W1V 9LE

19:00 – 20:30
Meet the Authors: Literary Works of Andrei Gelasimov and Andrey Astvatsaturov as a Reflection of the Russian Soul
Venue: Pushkin House, 5a Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA

18:00 – 19:00
Seminar. Partnership Network of the Pushkin State Russian Language Institute: new opportunities for studying the Russian language and teaching the Russian language
Venue: Rossotrudnichestvo, First floor, 37 Kensington High Street, London W8 5ED

19:00 – 20:15
Alisa Ganieva: Challenging Russia’s Narrative
Participants: Alisa Ganieva, Imtiaz Dharker, Kirsty Lang (chair)
Sponsored by the British Council
Venue: Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3GA

Every day from 11:00 till 16:00 at the Russian stand: consultation on Russian language distance learning.

Consultant: Marina Beloborodova, Pushkin State Russian Language Institute.

Official Web Site of the London Book Fair: www.londonbookfair.co.uk

For more information, please, contact Tatiana Voskovskaya at the Yeltsin Centre (+7-495-229-75-89, tatyananv@fonde.ru) or Anastasia Kornienko at the Institute for Literary Translation (+7-495-915-33-05, akornienko@institutperevoda.ru)

 

Read Russia international project is supported by the Russian Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communications, in London the organisers are the Institute for Literary Translation, and the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Centre.

Russian Participation in London Book Fair is part of the UK-Russia Year of Language and Literature. Russia Beyond the Headlines and The Kompass are the official media partner for the initiative.