Valery Bochkov – «Coronation of the Beast» sold to Insignis/ Poland

   new sale

Before Vol. 1 CHARON has been published in Poland, Insignis Publishers have acquired translation rights also for Vol. 2 CORONATION OF THE BEAST of the thriller trilogy by Valery Bochkov.

The day after the assassination of the President. The assassination is the opening move in a military coup, which leads to chaos in the streets of the capital and a struggle for power in Kremlin. A new charismatic leader emerges – he is strong and fearless and he’s in control of the nuclear launch codes.

 

Oleg Zobern – «Autobiography of Iesus Christ» sold to Host/ CZ

   new sale

Czech language rights to Oleg Zobern’s AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF IESUS CHRIST have been sold to Host Publishers.

„An icon of the antichrist.“
ARCHPRIEST VSEVOLOD CHAPLIN (Former adviser to the Russian Patriarch Kirill)

„If we immerse ourselves too much in the text, we may identify ourselves too much with the hero, and run the risk that whenever the real Christ knocks on the door of the soul of humanity no-one will open up because His place has already been taken by this double.“
ANNA SKVORTSOVA in AKHILLA

Jan Valetov – «Best Age to Die» sold to Piper/ Germany

   new sale

German language rights for the unusually cinematic postapocalyptic novel BEST AGE TO DIE by Jan Valetov have been acquired by Piper (Bonniers).

The plot develops at a high level of suspense from the first to the last page:
A virus has escaped from a military laboratory and has quickly swept through the globalized world before the antiviral drug was available. Within a few weeks everyone over the age of 18 begins to age rapidly and dies. All adults in the world are wiped out. The inexperienced children and adolescents fight a pointless and bloody battle for brief survival. They quickly learn how to kill, but learning how to love does not seem to be worth the effort any more.

Maria Dolon – female detective series

   new representation

Under the pen name Maria Dolon*, this female collective of authors succeeds in creating modern, authentic main heroine Inga Belova: thoroughly honest and soberly analytical, cheeky, thoughtful and reliable, willing to take risks to the brink of illegality, insistent to the point of stubbornness. As the single mother of a pubescent daughter, we also experience her from her vulnerable, self-doubting side. As a divorced single woman, she attracts the attention of men not only because of her research.

So far the series has 3 volumes each with a very up-to-date topic: international art trade in connection with robbery and counterfeiting; demolition of entire residential quarters in Moscow in connection with land speculation; influence of social networks on the psyche.

The main plots in all cases take place in today‘s Moscow. Its streets, squares, quarters and backyards, described in detail, provide the recognizable crime scenes for the series.

(*Nelli Abdullina, Natalya Zvezdkina, Tatyana Lebedeva, Natalya Poroshina, Elena Rykova)

Lev Danilkin – Lenin, Totem Letter. A Biography.

   new representation

The agency is very proud to represent Lev Danilkin’s LENIN, TOTEM LETTER. A BIOGRAPHY which is quite different and more than just another biography on Lenin. Also the subtitle «Totem Letter» distinguishes this version for foreign translations from the long Russian book version. Danilkin himself did not just cut the book but brought it down to half by re-writing and editing which will make many translation publishers very happy.

Lev Danilkin, one of Russia‘s most advanced literary critics, is exploring Lenin as a phenomenon. He approached the subject in an unorthodox and original way – geographically, taking the reader on a discovery route to the places of Lenin’s active work. And with the trick of introducing a narrator skeptical at first but capable of learning, Danilkin’s biography becomes not only extremely entertaining, but makes transparent at a high intellectual level that also the historical questioner is constantly influenced and changed by the object of his investigation.

This book is an injection of sound reason, justice and healthy anger.  Dmitri Bykov
No trace of dust and patina.  Galina Yuzefovich

PLEASE NOTE: 2020 is 150th anniversary of Lenin’s birthday and 2024 is 100th anniversary of Lenin’s death.

Foreign rights sold: France, Serbia

London Book Fair 2019 – the agency’s top titles

   Lev Danilkin – Lenin

Lev Danilkin’s LENIN is quite different and more than just another biography. Lev Danilkin, one of Russia‘s most advanced literary critics, is exploring Lenin as a phenomenon. He composed the book in an unorthodox and original way – geographically, taking the reader on a discovery route to the places of Lenin’s active work.

This book is an injection of sound reason, justice and healthy anger.  Dmitri Bykov
No trace of dust and patina.  Galina Yuzefovich

2020 is 150th anniversary of Lenin’s birthday
2024 is 100th anniversary of Lenin’s death

 


Maria Dolon – Black Shelf

Under the pen name Maria Dolon, this female collective of authors succeeds in creating modern, authentic main heroine Inga Belova: thoroughly honest and soberly analytical, cheeky, thoughtful and reliable, willing to take risks to the brink of illegality, insistent to the point of stubbornness.

So far the series has 3 volumes each with a very up-to-date topic: international art trade in connection with robbery and counterfeiting; demolition of entire residential quarters in Moscow in connection with land speculation; influence of social networks on the psyche.

The main plots in all cases take place in today‘s Moscow. Its streets, squares, quarters and backyards, described in detail, provide the recognizable crime scenes for the series.

 

   Olga Gromova – Sugar Child

The true story of mother and daughter about what is it like to be a „public enemy“ from one day to the next, to be exposed to Stalin‘s repressions – the Great Terror.

Sugar Child is the documentary fact of a miracle – the education of a human personality under inhuman conditions.  Sergei Lebedev

 

   Natalia Sherba – Time Wizards

Sherba creates a completely new world, invents its mechanis and gets away from all the clichés and stereotypes. The world of TIME WIZARDS is full of creatures, magic castles, spells…

Her most famous series with over 2 Mio hardcover sold in Russia alone and the movie option sold.

I am sure that thousands of boys and girls will follow her, breahtless with delight. SERGEI LUKYANENKO

 

   Olga Beshlei – My weird lover from the FSB

Incompetent, vulnerable, cheeky, paranoid, yearning, shy, and then, embarrassingly open.

Everyone in the FSB will read it and roll over laughing.  ALEKSANDR LYCHAGIN

 

   Evgeni Grishkovets – A…a

Grishkovets shows us with his humorous, ironic, cheeky tribute to cultural kinship just what is now really at stake. Currently Russia and the USA are once again at odds with each other and yet they are so similar – both had great dreams and are now well on their way to destroying them and also the world as we know it.