Leonid Yuzefovich – «Sovereign of the Steppe» sold to Postimees/ Estonia

   new sale

This fall a new revised and enhanced version of Leonid Yuzefovich’s cult biography SOVEREIGN OF THE STEPPE. BARON ROMAN UNGERN-STERNBERG will be published in Russia. Estonian language rights to this version have already been sold now beforehand. Previous versions have been translated into French and Italian.

For a short time in 1920 this was where the converted Buddhist Baron was able to set up his own autocratic empire. His reckless endeavours were inspired by his vision of bringing Ghingis Khan’s Golden Horde back to life. In the end, however, the Bolsheviks managed to defeat his cavalier army too.

Warsaw book fair 2019

   Thomas Wiedling will be attending Warsaw book fair.

Wiedling Literary Agency is actively cooperating on Russian titles with a dozen Polish publisher at the moment. As the Polish book market is quite strong especially for Russian titles, it will be very interesting so see them presenting their programs at Warsaw book fair. And of course make new personal contacts with publishers interested in authors and books from their neighbour Russia.

I will be on spot from Thursday May 23 to Saturday May 25. See you soon in Warsaw!

Olga Gromova – Sugar Child sold to Aufbau/ Germany

     new sale

Stella Nudolskaya wrote down the story of her childhood, then left Olga Gromova to finish who turned it into a strong and tender book for young people.
German language rights have been acquired by Aufbau Verlag.

This autobiographical memory of Stalin‘s repressions and experience of surviving exile is a great lesson in humanity. A story about love, and yet about dignity and freedom. As in Roberto Benigni‘s film «Life is Beautiful», a father manages to get through the horror of Nazi concentration camps with a smile on his son‘s face, in this book a mother guides her daughter with great dignity and perspective through deportation and misery.

„A kind of miracle dance, if you will. The last of the miracles in this chain is perhaps the meeting of the already old Stella Nudolskaya with the writer Olga Gromova, who told us this amazing story.“
from the preface by LYUDMILA ULITSKAYA

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)