SLOVO Russian Literature Festival 2012 

 

 

SLOVO 2012 took place from 16-20 April 2012, and was once again a great success. We are grateful to everyone who made the week such an enjoyable and inspiring time. Most of all, we are indebted to our writers  - Boris Akunin, Zakhar Prilepin, Alexander Kabakov, Irina Muravyova and Alex Dubas - for coming to London and very generously making the week what it was – reflective, informative, emotional and full of discovery and laughter.

 

It was an exciting opportunity to have Boris Akunin present the UK premiere of Spy, a thriller based on his best-selling novel. We are grateful to the producers of the film and Russia Channel for allowing us to show the film, and to Russian Standard Vodka who made this evening even more enjoyable.

 

During the day the writers and publishers presented their new books at the READ RUSSIA stand at the London Book Fair, which acted as a focal point for all those seeking to get involved in the vibrant Russian literary and publishing scene.

 

Amid the hustle and bustle of the London Book Fair, the shortlists of the Rossica Translation Prize and the Rossica Young Translators Award were announced to a captive audience.

 

 

If you did not have chance to attend SLOVO 2012, see selected press reports

 

Interview with Zakhar Prilepin by Alexander Kan, BBC

 

Interview with Zakhar Prilepin by Profile Russia

 

Interview with Boris Akunin by Profile Russia

 

Report on the screening of Spy by Vesti TV

 

Report on the Read Russia stand by TVC

 

Report on the Read Russia stand by Profile Russia

 

 

Read Russia opening

 

   
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  

Read Russia opening

 

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

Read Russia opening

 

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

Read Russia opening

 

 

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

 

Read Russia opening

 

  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

Read Russia opening

 

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

Read Russia opening

 

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

Read Russia opening

 


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 

Read Russia seminar

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

 Read Russia stand

 

 

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

 Read Russia stand

 

 

 

Book showcase at the Read Russia stand

Read Russia stand

 

  Writer Alexander Kabakov at the London Book Fair

Read Russia stand

 

  Profile Russia interviewing writer Boris Akunin

Read Russia stand

 


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

Read Russia stand

 

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

Read Russia stand

 

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

Read Russia stand

 

  Round table discussion at Translators' Forum

Read Russia stand

 

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

Read Russia stand

 

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

Read Russia stand

 

  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

Read Russia stand

 

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

Read Russia stand

  Moscow - City of Books showcase at the Read Russia stand

 Spy

 

 

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

 Spy

 

 

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

 Spy

 

 

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

 Spy

 

 

Boris Akunin taking questions from the audience after the screening

 spy

 

  Boris Akunin talking to his fans after the screening

 Spy

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

 SLOVO Russian Literature Festival 2012

   A showcase of Zakhar Prilepin's books at Waterstones Piccadilly 

 SLOVO Russian Literature Festival 2012

 

 

 

Zakhar Prilepin discussing discussing contemporary Russia at Waterstones Piccadilly

SLOVO Russian Literature Festival 2012

 

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

SLOVO Russian Literature Festival 2012

 

   The audience at Zakhar Prilepin's talk at Waterstones Piccadilly

SLOVO Russian Literature Festival 2012

 

   Guests asking questions at the Zakhar Prilepin event

SLOVO Russian Literature Festival 2012

 

  Zakhar Prilepin signing books after his talk  

SLOVO Russian Literature Festival 2012

 

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

SLOVO Russian Literature Festival 2012

 

 

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

SLOVO Russian Literature Festival 2012

 

 

Alexander Kabakov and Zakhar Prilepin talking about Russian literature

SLOVO Russian Literature Festival 2012

 

 

Boris Akunin answering questions from members of the audience

SLOVO at Waterstones

 

  Boris Akunin answering more questions from members of the audience

SLOVO Russian Literature Festival 2012

 

 

 

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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