December 14, 2012
The Second International Chinghiz Aitmatov Academy Award Ceremony

On Wednesday, 12 December, the Aitmatov Academy held its second annual award ceremony at Senate House, University of London. Chinghiz Aitmatov is a bilingual writer (Kyrgyz & Russian) from Kyrgyzstan whose books have become a classics of the Russian literature of the 20th century. Aitmatov Academy seeks to popularize the writer's works in English and support new artists from Central Asia.  

December 10, 2012
Another year of success for Non/Fiction international book fair in Moscow

The main autumn event of literary Russia is the Non/Fiction international book fair. Started 14 years ago as a modest display of books by independent publishers, the Non/Fiction fair has grown into a sophisticated event that includes book premieres, author readings, professional debates and the digital publishing conference, Knigabyte. 

November 28, 2012
Russian Book Prize for books about Russia

On 21st November Pushkin House based in London announced the inaugural Pushkin House Russian Book Prize, with the winner to be announced at next year’s Hay Festival. The annual award, sponsored by Waterstones, is designed to further public understanding of the Russian-speaking world, by encouraging and rewarding strong non-fiction writing on Russia, and promoting serious discussion on the issues raised. 

November 27, 2012
Big Book Prize 2012 Finalists Announced
This year’s ceremony of the Big Book Award, the biggest literary award in Russia, was held at the Russian National Library’s Pashkov House on 27th November. The jury had to choose among 14 finalists
November 26, 2012
‘Pussy Riot’ book published without band’s consent
By Yulia Ponomareva

A new book, “Pussy Riot: What was it?” allegedly written by Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, a jailed member of the feminist punk group, went on sale on Russia’s major online stores this week.
November 20, 2012
Listen and download Great Russian books for free
Russian Bookshelf” is a new project brought about by Russia Beyond the Headlines (RBTH), an internationally recognized multimedia project dedicated to Russia. A weekly podcast on books on and about Russia is aimed to introduce the most exciting of the contemporary Russian literature.
November 19, 2012
Book trailers Contest is announced

Book trailers Contest – Book trailer Parade – has been announced in Russia. Participants are invited to create a short video that emphasises the main ideas in the selected books. Professional moviemakers, book fans and enthusiasts are all invited to participate in the contest. They are expected to make a short video, up to 2 minutes long, about any book of their choice. Video clips can be shot on a camera, mobile phone or pc tablet. 

November 18, 2012
V International Festival of Russian-speaking Writers ‘Literary Vienna’

‘Literary Vienna’ is a non-profit event aiming to network Russian writers living in different parts of the globe. It also strives to support Russian language and Russian culture outside Russia.

Held as a part of the 'Literary Vienna' Festival, the International literary competition is becoming more prestigious with every passing year. 

November 17, 2012
Serbian translation of Everyday Saints and Other Stories

The Serbian publisher Informatika has just released a translated edition of the Everyday Saints and other Stories by Archimandrite Tikhon. According to web site translation was conducted by prominent Serbian translators.

The book was presented at the Russian books stand during the International book fair in Belgrade between 21st October and 28 October, 2012.  

November 4, 2012
Short list of the "NOS" Literary Prize 2012 is announced

The Jury of the NOS Literary Prize has announced a short list of  nine finalists for 2012 award. The Laureate will be chosen and the award will be presented at the end of January 2013 during a special event.

September 22, 2012
A long list of the "NOS" Literary Prize 2012 is announced:
The Jury of the "NOS" Literary Prize has announced a long list for the 2012 award. The list comprises of 27 entries including The Germans by Alexander Terekhov (the laureate of the National Bestseller Prize 2012),  Francoise, or Path to the Glacier by Sergei Nosov (a finalist of the National Bestseller Prize 2012), Jump of A Wolf  by German Sadulayev and  In Syry by Eduard Limonov
April 14, 2012
A short list for National Bestseller Prize 2012 is announced
The Jury of the National Bestseller Prize has announced a short list for 2012 award. The list of six finalists chosen out of 45 entries took the shape that you see here.
April 14, 2012
"Russian culture is not alien to us"
The collapse of the Soviet Union destroyed the unity of the publishing system in the country. “The time is out of joint” and national literature has lost the vehicle to move its writers to the forefront. The Russian language used to be the means to bring country-wide and international popularity to national writers such as Chukchi writer Yuri Rytkheu, Avar Rasul Gamzatova and Kirghiz Chingiz Aitmatov. A twist of history in the late 1990s and the ensuing gloom of nationalism led to the neglect of the Russian language in the majority of former Soviet states. Aleksey Gogua, a writer from Sukhumi (Abhazia) talks to Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso about the impact of this on national literature and its authors.

April 13, 2012
The first “Biblio Night” is due in Russia
More than 750 Russian libraries and organizations from all over Russia will open their doors for book lovers on the night of the 20th through to the 21st of April. In Moscow, amidst willing participants of the Biblio Night, are book stores including "Biblio-Globus" and "Phalanster”, art galleries "Winery" and “Flacon”.

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.  

March 26, 2012
Rossica Prize 2012 - Long list announced
The long list has been announced for the Rossica Prize 2012 for the best translated work by a Russian. This year attracted 37 entries for the prize and includes translations of Russian classics (Alexander Pushkin, Nikolai Leskov, Lev Tolstoy, Feodor Dostoevsky) and authors of the 20th and 21st Centuries including Mikhail Bulgakov, Vasili Grossman, Dmitri Bunin, Andrei Kurkov.
March 7, 2012
Two Kazakhstan Writers got into Russian Prize long-list
Russian Prize International literary contest has announced its long-list of candidates to 2011 award, reports, citing official website of the Prize. 

Kazakhstan writers Ilya Odegov and Zair Assim are among the candidtes for on of this prestigious literature awards. Ilya Odegov, prose-writer is contesting for Short prosenomination award. He is participating with two stories: Any Love and Purusha. Kazakhstan poet Zair Assim is nominated in Poetry category with a selection of poems The Language of Silence.
February 24, 2012
Russian stand at the London Book Fair 2012
Read Russia! is the name of this year’s official Russian stand at the London Book Fair. Sponsored by the Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communication under the direction of Vladimir Grigoriev and organised by Academia Rossica, the stand represents key Russian publishers at the LBF 2012. 
February 7, 2012
The Long List for the 2012 National Bestseller Prize
A long list has been announced for this year’s first Russian Literary Prize. Comprising of 42 entries, it includes Victor Pelevin's novel S.N.U.F.F., Information by Roman Senchin, Jungle by Yuri Buida, White Raven by Pavel Krusanov, The Living by Anna Starobinets, 
January 12, 2012
Russian literature: A New Year quiz
The Guardian newspaper offered their readers a quiz on Russian literature to celebrate the eve of the Old Russian New Year. Go to the quiz.
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