Rossica Prize

The judges of the Rossica Translation Prize for 2014 faced an embarrassment of riches. The long-list was exceptionally strong this year, and included many new and gifted translators who will be shaping the reception of Russian literature in English for years to come. No less promisingly, it also included a large number of important works translated into English for the first time. All the long-listed translators and publishers are to be congratulated on what can truthfully be called an urozhainyi god, or ‘year of plenty’.

An Awkward Age

By Anna Starobinets
Translated by Hugh Aplin
Hesperus Press; 2010; pp 153
Drawing the reader in to an eerie world, Starobinets blurs the boundaries between the real and the imagined, filtering sinister occurrences through the narratives of unstable minds. Her unsettling imaginative territory and the simplicity of her prose have drawn comparisons of Starobinets’ work with that of authors as varied as Kafka and Stephen King. An Awkward Age is a haunting and beautiful evocation of a society entering a new phase of its history, and an example of contemporary fiction at its finest.

An Awkward Age

By Anna Starobinets
Translated by Hugh Aplin
Hesperus Press; 2010; pp 153
Drawing the reader in to an eerie world, Starobinets blurs the boundaries between the real and the imagined, filtering sinister occurrences through the narratives of unstable minds. Her unsettling imaginative territory and the simplicity of her prose have drawn comparisons of Starobinets’ work with that of authors as varied as Kafka and Stephen King. An Awkward Age is a haunting and beautiful evocation of a society entering a new phase of its history, and an example of contemporary fiction at its finest.

Anna Starobinets

Anna Starobinets is one of a handful of Russian authors who writes in the genre of 'intellectual fantasy'. She was born in Moscow in 1978 and graduated in philology at Moscow State University. As a student she worked part time in several different fields, from simultaneous translation and private tutoring, to billposting and waitressing. After her finishing her degree she started work in journalism.

The Living One by Anna Starobinets

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Rossica 21

A New Chapter. Part 1
Russian Writing from the 21st Century

The first of a special double issue of ROSSICA published to mark the occasion of Russia’s Guest of Honour status at the London Book Fair, an unprecedented event which brought 50 leading Russian writers to Britain. These two Rossicas set out to capture the range and depth of the literary scene in Russia, with Part 1 featuring well-established authors such as Vladimir Makanin and Olga Slavnikova alongside promising newcomers such as Zakhar Prilepin.

Rossica 21

A New Chapter. Part 1
Russian Writing from the 21st Century

The first of a special double issue of ROSSICA published to mark the occasion of Russia’s Guest of Honour status at the London Book Fair, an unprecedented event which brought 50 leading Russian writers to Britain. These two Rossicas set out to capture the range and depth of the literary scene in Russia, with Part 1 featuring well-established authors such as Vladimir Makanin and Olga Slavnikova alongside promising newcomers such as Zakhar Prilepin.

Winner of 2011 Russian Young Translators Award Announced

Maya Vinokour of the University of Pennsylvania has won the Rossica Young Translators Prize 2011. The result was announced at a special event at the London Book Fair in the Pen Literary Cafes by Rossica Young Translator judge and esteemed translator Andrew Bromfield.

Enter the 2011 Rossica Young Translators Award!

Translate an extract from a book by contemporary authors Evgeny Vodolazkin, Lev Danilkin or Anna Starobinets by 25 March. The winner will receive a cheque for £500. Open to all under 25s.

Anna Starobinets

Anna Starobinets is one of a handful of Russian authors who writes in the genre of 'intellectual fantasy'. She was born in Moscow in 1978 and graduated in philology at Moscow State University. As a student she worked part time in several different fields, from simultaneous translation and private tutoring, to billposting and waitressing. After her finishing her degree she started work in journalism.

Starobinets

Anna Starobinets is one of a handful of Russian authors who writes in the genre of 'intellectual fantasy'. She was born in Moscow in 1978 and graduated in philology at Moscow State University. As a student she worked part time in several different fields, from simultaneous translation and private tutoring, to billposting and waitressing. After her finishing her degree she started work in journalism.
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