«Description of a City got under my skin and into my livers…» LIZA HAYDEN
Set in 1920, civil war is still raging in Russia. The famous St Petersburg singer Zinaida Kazaroza arrives in a city in the Ural. The members of the local Esperanto Club invite her to sing. Then she is shot under mysterious circumstances during the concert. The journalist and revolutionary Svechnikov, a secret admirer of Kazaroza, together with the poet Vagin, undertake to trace her murderer.
Leonid Yuzefovich again proves the highly stylised mastery with which he weaves his factually accurate historical material into an unusually exotic and thrilling detective story.
Rights for simplified Chinese language have been sold to China Radio Film & TV Press.
Another fresh entry on AWARDS.wiedling-litag.com.
Please see also his previous novel AIRPORT that is neither a war chronicle, nor a documentary, nor an investigative novel, but a work of fiction based on true facts and events. So far translation rights for 10 languages sold.
One of the most important writers of contemporary Georgian literature is ZAZA BURCHULADZE. Forced into exile and now living in Berlin, he will be one of the stars at next Frankfurt Book Fair 2018.
His most famous novel ADIBAS (160 pages, full English translation available for proof reading) describes the 5 days of Russian-Georgian war in a manner completely different to what we have seen in Georgian literature to date. The book is a drastic satire of urban Bohemia in a globalised world where there is no longer any difference between the real and the fake.
NEW AUTHORS for Frankfurt Book Fair at a glance:
Predicting the unpredictable with great insight, Bochkov’s trilogy about the assassination of the President is revealing a straight-forward view of nowa- days Russia. A breath-taking page turner.
with his outstanding thrillers THE FLIGHT and AIRPORT, inspired by true events, extensive research and war reporting of the former prize-winning Moscow Los Angeles Times correspondent.
all works by one of the most famous contemporary Belarusian authors.
„Minimum of literature, maximum of life.“ LITERARY GAZETTE
„There are novels that are fascinating because of their ambitious design, others because of their urgent demand for attention and their impressive sty- le, and then there are those with a unique subject matter. In Sharov‘s work all these characteristics are present and excellently combined.“ LE MONDE
„Fantast of the Year 2017“ and three times LiveLib Award 2014/15/16. The most popular and successful romantic fantasy author in Russia.
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allows you to browse the range of awards won by the authors our agency represents as well as view short explanations of the major Russian literary prizes.
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Rights for his new double awarded documentary novel WINTER’S ROAD have been recently sold to France/ Noir sur Blanc. Publishers in Poland and China have made offers.
Rights for his historical detective novel KAZAROZA have been sold to China/ Radio Film & TV Press.
After the successful start of Galina Shatalova’s NATURAL HEALING in Italian, French and Spanish translations also the rights for her next bestselling book HEALTHY NUTRITION were acquired by Gruppe Macro Editions for Italian and French language.