BEA 2010

The first Russian stand at BookExpo America New York, 25 - 27 May 2010 This year the BOOKS FROM RUSSIA stand took part in BookExpo America, the main fair in the American book industry. The stand was organised by the Russian Federal agency for Press and Mass Communications and represented a range of Russian publishers. BookExpo America is currently undergoing major changes, transforming itself from a fair which focused primarily on the domestic market into an international book forum.

The Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko

The Night Watch Sergei Lukyanenko. Arrow Books Ltd Besides ordinary citizens, there are “others” living in this world. They have the outward appearance of ordinary people but they are gifted with supernatural powers. The “others” are divided into “dark” (bad) and “white” (good). The main character in the series, Anton Gorodetsky, is a white magician working in the the "night watch", a white special service charged with ensuring the dark forces do not work their mischief at night. A former psychiatrist, Sergei Lukyanenko (born 1968) is the most popular and best-selling author among contemporary Russian science fiction writers; he is also one of the most popular bloggers in the Russianlanguage internet. In the Night Watch series, he has created a parallel universe exactly like ours – even the major historical events are the same – only everything in it is explained by the confrontation of the dark and white.
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