NEW YORK & ONLINE!
Read Russia is pleased to announce the launch of RUSSIAN LITERATURE WEEK! 2014, an annual series of live and online events and publications designed to celebrate and encourage the translation of classic and contemporary Russian literature into English.
Described more formally as “a celebration of Russian literature in translation featuring distinguished authors, translators, editors, publishers, journalists, filmmakers, broadcasters, & arts, education, and cultural institutions,” RUSSIAN LITERATURE WEEK! 2014 will celebrate & promote in particular new translations of Russian literature and new film and online initiatives about Russian literature and book culture from Amazon Crossing, Columbia University Press, Dalkey Archive, Deep Vellum, Dzanc Books, Farrar Straus Giroux, Glagoslav, Melville House, New Vessel Press, New York Review Books, Northwestern University Press, One World, Overlook Press, Oxford University Press, PBS Distribution, Penguin Books, Profile Books, Prospect Books, Pushkin Press, Random House, Skyscraper Publications, Theater Communications Group, WNET/Channel 13, W. W. Norton, Yale University Press, and other publishers and producers large and small.
RUSSIAN LITERATURE WEEK! 2014 will run December 1-5, 2014, and include live & online events, readings, panel presentations, roundtables, discussions, and film screenings. Leading authors, publishers, and especially translators will preside over New York City events including:
Monday, December 1, 7:00 p.m.
New Old Classics: Pushkin, Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Chekhov
The Grolier Club
47 East 60th Street, New York, NY
What is the consistent appeal of classics in Russian literature – to translators, to publishers, and to new audiences? A conversation with New York Review Books editor Edwin Frank and celebrated translator Marian Schwartz, moderated by translator and PEN World Voices co-founder Esther Allen. Followed by a reception.