London Book FairThe Russian stand at the London Book Fair 2012                                                                    

 

16 - 18 April 2012,  Stand Y255, Earls Court 2                                                                                                                                                                                                            

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 Communications under the direction of Vladimir Grigoriev and organised by Academia Rossica, the stand represented key Russian publishers at the LBF 2012. 

 

Further to this, the stand was part of the greater Read Russia project, a new initiative for the international promotion of Russian writing. It includes the availability of translation grants, holds annual translation prizes and offers grants for visiting the Moscow International Book fair

 

The stand was also a preview of the Read Russia 2012 venture in New York, bringing the largest ever representation of Russian literature, book culture and publishing industry to the US as part of the BookExpo America Russia Global Market Forum programme. Over 25 contemporary Russian writers traveled to New York to take part, as well as a significant number of leading figures in the publishing industry.

 

 

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS >>>

 

 

 

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Steve Rosato, director at BookExpo America; Vladimir Grigoriev, deputy head of the Russian Federal Angency for Press and Mass Communications; and HE Alexander Yakovenko, Ambassador of the Russian Federation,  speaking at the launch of Read Russia   

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  Writers Boris Akunin and Alexander Kabakov speaking to HE Alexander Yakovenko, Ambassador of the Russian Federation, and his wife (right) 

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  HE Alexander Yakovenko, Ambassador of the Russian Federation, talking to the organisers of  the Read Russia 2012 programme, taking place New York, June 2012

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Denis Molchanov, Director of the Department of Culture and Education of the Government of Russia talks to HE Alexadner Yakovenko, Ambassador of the Russian Federation and Svetlana Adjoubei, Director of Academia Rossica

 

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  Writer Boris Akunin talking to Paul Mitchell, documentary film maker; Vladimir Grigoriev, deputy head of the Russian Federal Angency for Press and Mass Communications, and Svetlana Adjoubei, Director of Academia Rossica

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  Winners of the Debut Prize: Yaroslava Pulinovich, Irina Bogatereva, Anna Lavrinenko, Anna Leonidova

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  Seva Novgorodtsev, legendary BBC radio host with Banu Tuyakbayeva, Academia Rossica 

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Actress Justine Waddell with James Rann, Academia Rossica

Read Russia seminar

 

  Discussion at the London Book Fair about contemporary Russian writing: Svetlana Adjoubei, Boris Akunin, Alexander Kabakov and Zakhar Prilepin 

Read Russia seminar

 

  Boris Akunin, Alexander Kabakov, Zakhar Prilepin at the London Book Fair 

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  Boris Akunin talking about his latest work at the London Book Fair

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The Read Russia stand at the London Book Fair 2012, organised by Academia Rossica

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Book showcase at the Read Russia stand

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  Writer Alexander Kabakov at the London Book Fair

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  Profile Russia interviewing writer Boris Akunin

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Tatyana Bondaruk's presentation about the Iskusstvo 21st Century Publishing House & the Moscow Government Joint Publishing Programme

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  Tatyana Bondaruk's presentation about the Iskusstvo 21st Century Publishing House & the Moscow Government Joint Publishing Programme 

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  James Rann, Academia Rossica talking to a visitor at the Read Russia stand 

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  Round table discussion at Translators' Forum

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  Professor Pamela Davidson announces the shortlist for the Rossica Translation Prize 2012

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  Vadim Naumenko of the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Centre talking about literary translation

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  James Rann, Academia Rossica, reading 'The Little Golden Calf', in the translation by Anne O. Fisher, RYTA judge. The book was published by Russian Life Books

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  The audience listening to the shortlist announcement at the Read Russia stand

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  Moscow - City of Books showcase at the Read Russia stand 

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Spectators take thier seats before the UK Premiere of the film Spy based on the Boris Akunin novel

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The audience at the UK premiere of Spy at the Apollo Cinema Piccadilly

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  A scene from the film Spy, the film based on Boris Akunin's book

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Boris Akunin taking questions from the audience after the screening

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  Boris Akunin talking to his fans after the screening

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  Guests enjoy cocktails kindly provided by Russian Standard Vodka at the UK premiere of Spy

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   A showcase of Zakhar Prilepin's books at Waterstones Piccadilly 

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Zakhar Prilepin discussing discussing contemporary Russia at Waterstones Piccadilly

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  Nashi/Nenashi: Young in Russia; Zakhar Prilepin in conversation with James Jones, documentary maker

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   The audience at Zakhar Prilepin's talk at Waterstones Piccadilly

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   Guests asking questions at the Zakhar Prilepin event

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  Zakhar Prilepin signing books after his talk  

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  James Jones, documentary maker talking to a member of the audience at Waterstones Piccadilly

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Zakhar Prilepin signing one of his books for a member of the audience

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Alexander Kabakov and Zakhar Prilepin talking about Russian literature

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Boris Akunin answering questions from members of the audience

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  Boris Akunin answering more questions from members of the audience

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The audience listening to Boris Akunin at SLOVO Russian Literature Festival 2012

SLOVO Russian Literature Festival 2012

 

Alexander Kabakov praising Irina Muravyeva during her talk at SLOVO

 

SLOVO at Waterstones

 

  Irina Muravyova answering questions from members of the audience

 

 

 

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