Frankfurt Book Fair 2019 – the agency’s top titles

This year you will find Wiedling Literary Agency located at the Russian stand in hall 5.0.
Looking forward to meeting with you.

 

   ALEKSEI IVANOV

Ivanov is at home in different genres but all of his books are explicitly plot driven, which is why almost all of them have become movies. 11 novels and 7 non-fiction books by him are now available with a total circulation of over 1.5 million. 5 books have been filmed, 5 more are currently being filmed. His span ranges from fantastical-historical over mystical horror to contemporary suspense.

The Dog Headed – mystical horror thriller
The Food Shack – mystical horror thriller
Tobol – historical novel

 

   VIKTOR MARTINOVICH

Martinovich‘s dystopian travelogue NIGHT goes beyond a mere parable on the social-political conditions of this last dictatorship in the heart of Europe. For on his journey through the desert land, the intrepid Knizhnik can see the world step by step differently than before, when he, like all others, closed his eyes out of fear, stupidity and habit and believed in propaganda and rumors

„In fact, Martinovich is trying to do for Belarus what Gabrielle Garcia Marquez has done before. He brought the village of Makondo into world literature. And in it, as if in a nutshell, all Colombia, and even all of Latin America, with its mystical thin- king, the belief in God and at the same time the dead, and endless military coups.“ BELARUSSKI ZHURNAL

 

   G. AKELLA

With his WORLD OF ARKON series G. Akella has made it into amazon’s top 100 author’s rank. English version available for proof reading.

Every gamer’s dream becomes a nightmare for Roman Kozhevnikov after he gets confined to Arkon against his will. And not just to Arkon, but to its deadliest zone–Demon Grounds. Playing, or rather living as his character Krian, it’s not just about survival for Roman. He longs to exact revenge for his banishment to the virtual world where the sensation of pain has reached one hundred percent…

Roman Senchin – Flood Plains sold Al Arabi Publishing/ Egypt

   new sale

Arabic language rights for Roman Senchin’s novel FLOOD PLAINS have been sold to Al Arabi Publishing/ Egypt.

A simple story that is often told: Naomi Klein tells it in her non-fictional analysis “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate“. Andrey Zvyagintsev in his Oscar-nominee cinematic drama “Leviathan“. And Roman Senchin tells a very actual Siberian version of individual profit verses public welfare.

With the emotional forcefulness of an irrevocable farewell Senchin describes the life in the doomed villages in the centre of the fertile and nourishing countryside while the water inexorably rises. The undercurrent of the novel is like the Siberian river that once flowed freely: crystal-clear, fast and full of fish.

Leonid Yuzefovich – Winter Road published by Ednorog/ Bulgaria

   new publication

The Bulgarian translation of Leonid Yuzefovich’s double awarded narrative non-fiction title WINTER ROAD has been published by Ednorog.

In 2022 we will have the 100th anniversary of the last battle of the Russian Revolution in winter 1922 when General Anatoly Pepelyaev hastens to the aid of the Yakuts in Vladivostok with a force of volunteers. Pepelyaev – a poet and seeker of truth, a fighter for self-determination and the freedom of men – sees in supporting the Yakuts a last chance to defend his own political ideals.

The full English translation by Marian Schwartz is available for proof reading. 4 languages sold so far.

Aleksei Ivanov – The Food Shack sold to Hea Lugu/ Estonia

   new sale

Aleksei Ivanov’s horror thriller THE FOOD SHACK has been sold to the Estonian publisher Hea Lugu.

A very tricky vampire novel about a highly topical ideological conflict that runs through the entire book on many levels: Independence of thought, dreaminess, the urge for freedom and the attempt to understand our complicated world – as a counterpart to the simple answers and blunt rules that have always been and still are set up, out of laziness of thought or just to enslave people.

Pavel Basinski – 2018 Russian Federation National Awards

   award

This year in June Pavel Basinski has been awarded the 2018 Russian Federation National Awards in Literature and Fine Arts.

«In his work, Pavel Basinsky revives and, in many respects, creates the literary biography genre combining great mastery, deep knowledge and an original interpretation of historical material.»

See his biography THE SECRET STORY OF LIZA DYAKONOVA.

„Basinski has written a documentary-thriller about the first Russian feminist.“ ROSSIISKAYA GAZETA