BookExpo America to Focus on the Literature and the Publishing Industry of Russia

April 2, 2012
BookExpo America to Focus on the Literature and the Publishing Industry of Russia

After the success of  Russia – Market Focus at  London Book Fair 2011, Russian literature is coming to BookExpo 2012. 

BEA’s Global Market Forum Read Russia – a one-day conference on Monday, June 4, 2012 - offers an exciting and broad publishing agenda that will introduce, inform and ignite interest in Russian publishing. Expert speakers, including the CEOs of the largest Russian publishers and distributors, will share their knowledge and insight on everything Russian, with sessions focused on writing and translation, educational and digital publishing, intellectual properties and copyright issues. 

Each presentation and discussion will bring together key industry voices from both the Russian and US publishing communities. Sessions will be 50-minutes in length and allow time between for networking opportunities to build new business contacts! Agents, editors, publishers, booksellers and librarians, will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the many sessions, dialog and innovative directions of the Russian book and publishing community. 

Under the headline of Read Russia, the professional program of the Global Market Forum will be further expanded by a rich cultural program between June 1st to June 8th, at leading cultural institutions and social venues across New York City. 

In addition to making available new English translations of contemporary and classic Russian literature, Read Russia will present a major exhibition on children’s book illustrations, a travelling film series, a new documentary television project about Russian literature, as well as a comprehensive literary showcase that will serve as the focal point of the festival. 

Over 25 contemporary Russian writers will be in New York during festival week, among them Dmitry Bykov, Sergei Lukyanenko, Vladimir Makanin, Edward Radzinsky, Master Chen, Olga Slavnikova and Mikhail Shishkin. (Source: BBA)