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.

Non/Fiction book fair Moscow 2019

    Thomas Wiedling at Non/Fiction

From December 5 to 10 Thomas Wiedling will attend Non/Fiction Book Fair. This year will take place at Gostiny Dvor in the centre of Moscow. For a quick contact please text to +7 (985) 584-14-10‬

See you in Moscow!

Aleksei Ivanov – The Dog Headed sold to Voland/ Italy

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Aleksei Ivanov’s mystery thriller THE DOG HEADED has been sold to Voland/ Italy.

One remembers the extremely hot summer when the peat fields around Moscow were on fire. Even above a remote village near a former prison camp in the forest somewhere towards the Volga lies biting opaque smoke. Three Muscovites have been hired to save a rare fresco depicting St. Christopher with a dog’s head for the museum in the abandoned village church…For far too long, the three Muscovites have been thinking of everything as haunting images in the minds of the villagers, who are still socialized by the surveillance state Russia. But their enlightened intellectual view of the world breaks apart piece by piece in contact with this village community, which has degenerated from primitive primal fears to inhumanity.

Ivan Bunin – Cursed Days sold to Voland/ Italy

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

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.