Ivan Bunin – Dark Avenues

new sale

Estonian language rights sold to Postimehe Kirjastus

Postimehe will translate and publish the famous collection of short stories DARK ALLEYS by Ivan Bunin.

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.

Aleksei Ivanov – Le Dernier Afghan

new publication

French language edition published by Payot Rivage

Aleksei Ivanov’s novel with the original title NENASTYE uses a thriller plot to describe the developement of Russian society from the 90ies into the early 2010s. Ex-Af- ghanistan combats form a first mafia group that still obeys rules of comradeship and „honesty“ and brings kind of stability to a provincial 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.