Modern Russian literature
remains largely unknown in the UK. With few exceptions like Boris Akunin, British readers still read and discuss Russian masters and the Soviet era authors. Is there a next Tolstoy writing in the present day Russia?What is the new face of Russian literature? How Russian history, life and mentality are all portrayed in new Russian prose? Which authors are popular amongst readers and which are the critics’ favourite and why?
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About the speaker:
Grigory (a.k.a Grisha) Ryzhakov is an Oxford-based scientist and author, who grew up in the Siberian Far East. He later travelled thousands of miles to vibrant London, on the way collecting his MSc degree in biochemistry at Moscow State University and a PhD in molecular biology at Cambridge University.
Grigory has been promoting Russian literature in the English-speaking world via his blog and public events. He’s talked on Russian books at Moscow and London Book Fairs and the last year’s International Congress of Translators of Russian Literature. He’s also been interviewed by media outlets including RIA Novosti, Russia Beyond The Headlines and various blogs.