Aleksei Ivanov – Nenast’e

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french language rights to Editions Payot et Rivages

A Russian provincial town the 90ies where after the collaps of the Soviet Union mafia groups that still obey rules of comradeship and „honesty“ bring kind of stability to the town. But slowly they are pushed aside by other mendacious and „dishonest“ guys who are seeking their private financial profit only. A late revenge of one of the old „honest“ guys brings the situation to escalation.

NENAST’E is a contemporary novel where Aleksei Ivanov is using a thriller plot for his emotional caleidoscope and realistic analysis of the Russian provincial society developing after the end of the Soviet Union.

Roman Senchin – «Rain in Paris» sold to Noir sur Blanc/ France

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It is raining in Paris. Russian tourist Andrei hardly comes out of the hotel room, but travels – against his will, but with a lot of alcohol – deep into his own past. So far suppressed by the events of everyday life, they rise from the depths to the surface. Internally, however, the sun comes out more often and illuminates the dark spots of that time.

The sincerity and accuracy of the author, the attention to detail create the vivid and truthful image of a forty-year-old man and his life in the Russian province. The hero and the reader with him become gradually aware: Without understanding the past, people have no future.

“«Rain in Paris» is also a kind of crypto-remake, an encrypted on many levels exten- sive allusion to Oblomov.“
HOMO LEGENS

French translation rights to RAIN IN PARIS by Roman Senchin have been sold to Noir sur Blanc. This will be Senchin’s fourth novel in French translation.

Ivan Bunin – «Cursed Days» sold to Acantilado/ Spain

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Spanish language rights for one of the most famous works by Ivan Bunin, his diary on the Russian Revolution, have been sold to Acantilado.

Due to historical circumstances during and also after the Cold War, only recently the successors of Bunin’s relatives and rightful heirs could be traced completely and thus The Bunin Estate has now been legally reconstituted.

Wiedling Literary Agency is representing all works by Ivan Bunin worldwide with the exception of Russia and France.

Natalia Stepanova – «Spells on Water» sold to Studio Astropsychologii/ Poland

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Natalia Stepanova‘s mission is first and foremost an enlightening one. Her books are for all who are interested in the original tradition of Russian folk magic. Each of Natalia Stepanova‘s books is a collection of practical recipes, advice, customs and spells aimed at those who want to experience and convince themselves that this kind of folk magic actually exists.

Polish language rights on a selection of «Spells on Water» have been sold to Astropsychologii publishing house.

Overall sold copies in Russian in the double-digit million range.

Ivan Bunin – «Dark Alleys» sold to Sulakauri/ Georgia

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Georgian language rights for the famous collection of short stories DARK ALLEYS by Ivan Bunin have been sold to Sulakauri.

Due to historical circumstances during and also after the Cold War, only recently the successors of Bunin’s relatives and rightful heirs could be traced completely and thus The Bunin Estate has now been legally reconstituted. Wiedling Literary Agency is representing all works by Ivan Bunin worldwide with the exception of Russia and France.

The first russian Nobel Prize winner for literature has a come back because Russian readers feel that a next heavy political turning point will hit Russian society between 2021-24 which is hundred years after Bunin’s view on the Revolution of 1917.

Anna Matveeva – Dyatlov Pass sold to Kobiece/ Poland

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Polish language rights for Anna Matveeva’s documentary-thriller THE DYATLOV PASS have been sold to Kobiece.

“Force and brutality are very finely nuanced here against the „feminine“, „contemporary“ part of the novel that forms the „vessel“ containing the opposites „brutal – tender“, „male – female“, „past – present“… a remarkable book!”  ALEKSEI IVANOV

Pavel Basinski – The Secret Life of Liza Dyakonova, World English rights sold to Glagoslav

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World English rights for Pavel Basinski’s narrative non-fiction title THE SECRET LIFE OF LIZA DYAKONOVA have been sold to Glagoslav.

1902, Austria, the Tyrolean Alps. The young Russian, Liza Dyakonova, the very first Russian student of law at the Sorbonne University in Paris, interrupted her journey from Paris to Russia to stay with her aunt in Tyrol. During her visit she set off alone for a hike in the mountains and did not return. It is only a month later that the naked body of the young woman is found by a hill farmer on the bank of a mountain stream. Is it murder or suicide?

With great sensitivity, but also with great conviction, Basinski leads us closer to the psyche of this young, brave and spirited intellectual, and to her struggle with the traditionalists in society, her environment and her family. On the one hand brave and radically progressive, on the other tragically trapped by her own circumstances, she had the potential to become a guiding figure of European feminism, if her fate had been known or, alternatively, not completely neglected by the Russian intellectuals. The re-discovery of this exceptional woman may well correct this.