Aleksei Fedyarov – Dead Birds are Flying

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a kafkaesque political dystopia (2 vol.)

Welcome to Russia 2032. There is peace in the world. Russia, Europe, the United States and China signed a convention with Russia: in exchange for its own security, the West no longer cares how the Russian government treats its citizens under its isolated power and only occasionally checks whether foreign policy agreements are respected. Russia is fenced and the borders are closed.

The hyper-real political landscape of Aleksei Fedyarov’s novel SFUMATO – DEAD BIRDS ARE FLYING is explicitly not post-apocalyptic, but rather develops consistently from today’s political realities.

And Fedyarov knows both sides of the barbed wire by own experience. Lawyer by education he was an investigator for the public prosecutor’s office for ten years, then later as a business man sentenced and sent to a prison camp in the Urals, today a human rights activist and head of the legal department of a Charity Fund that helps Russian prisoners and their families.

The sequel to SFUMATO will be published in August: making another step forward into 2044 and into the zone of longed-for freedom: AGAMI. A place you can only get through riot.

Nik Perumov – Ring of Darkness

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Turkish rights for the series (3 volumes) sold to Dogan Egmont

Nik Perumov started as a fantasy fan translating Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings into Russian in the early 1980s which was the start to a Tolkien-mania in Russia. In the early 1990ies he published his own first fantasy series RING OF DARKNESS which provoked a controversy in the Tolkien fandom but established his fame as the most successful Russian fantasy author with more than 12 Mio copies sold in total.

Anna Nikitina – Land of the Living

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fantasy series based on Egyptian mythology

The Empire’s capital is struck by the news of Heir Prince Khefer’s sudden death. And once again the heavy footsteps of Father of War echo at Taur-Duat’s borders. And Emperor Sekenef must choose a new heir between his two children remaining in the LAND OF THE LIVING. But who can accept an unbearable burden of power from his weakening hands? Would it be young warlike prince Renef, eager and willing to avenge his brother’s death, or princess Aniret whose wisdom belies her years?

The setting of Anna Nikitina’s series in 3 volumes reflects an Ancient Egyptian concept of a non-direct, only partial personification of the deities, who are quite real and influence the lives and decisions of the characters, but not through direct interference – rather through the signs, mystical phenomena, and through the actions of the mortals.

Anna Nikitina was born in Moscow and later on moved to New York. She graduated from St. John’s University and holds a an MBA in Public Accounting.

English sample available (50 pages).

Leonid Yuzefovich – Winter Road

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Latvian rights sold to EklektikaE

By using this hardly known episode of the very last battle of the Russian Revolution in his twice award-winning narrative non-fiction book, Yuzefovich is able to portray deeper human motives: the love, passion and individual suffering that are buried in the ideology are revealed and the characters shown to be both oppressor and victim. In the end each individual is responsible for the Russian tragedy.

5 languages sold so far: Bulgarian, French, Polish, Serbian, Latvian