Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
I was very happy when translator
and writer Olga Bukhina sent me a note last month asking if I’d like her to
write another guest post about Russian literature for children. I was happy to
say Yes: some of you told me you enjoyed her previous guest post, plus I’d been
so busy teaching and working on preparations for Read Russia that I was getting
behind in my own reading and writing. Of course, Olga’s topic sounded great, too—writers
who write for adults and kids—and two of the writers she mentions in her post were
in New York last week for BookExpo America and Read Russia events. I’m grateful
to Olga for writing this post (even more so because I came home exhausted and
with a bad cold)… and for being such a good friend and colleague last week in
Monday, June 4, 2012
Alexander Terekhov won the National Bestseller Award today for his Немцы ([The?] Germans). According to Lenta.ru, he received votes from four of the six judges. Two other writers received votes in the final round: Anna Starobinets, for Живущий (The Living) and Sergei Nosov for Франсуаза, или Путь к леднику (Françoise, Or the Way to the Glacier).
That’s it for tonight from New York!