Ivan Bunin – Dark Avenues

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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

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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.

Mikhail Vizel – Pushkin in Quarantine

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Croatian language rights have been sold to Sandorf

Cholera is raging in Russia and parts of the country are in lockdown. The Russian poet Alexander Pushkin, already famous at the time, is stuck in Boldino for three months. The planned wedding with his fiancée Natalia Goncharova has to be postponed. He tries twice in vain to get to her in Moscow. Pushkin is worried. And with jealousy that the bride might jump off him. He is furious because, despite bribing the police, he is unable to bypass the roadblocks to Moscow.

Mikhail Vizel in his book PUSHKIN.BOLDINO.QUARANTINE reconstructs the exciting chronology of the Boldino autumn in a witty, amusing and analytically accurate way. Commenting letters from Pushkin to his bride, we are introduced to his love affair, which has to pass an extraordinary stress test during lockdown. We can not only chronologically follow Pushkin‘s passionate ups and downs during quarantine, but finally experience them with compassion based on our own Covid experience.

Vladimir Sharov – Be as Children

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English language edition published by Dedalus Books/ UK

Translated again by awarded translator Oliver Ready this edition is already the third work by Vladimir Sharov published by Dedalus, but sadly the first posthumous one.

Natalia Sherba – Time Wizards

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Volume 4-6 of the young adult fantasy series have been sold to Európa Könyvkiadó

After the successful introduction of of Natalia Sherba’s young adult fantasy series TIME WIZARDS to Hungarian readers the publisher has acquired rights for the remaining volumes.

„I am sure that thousands of boys and girls will follow her, breahtless with delight.“ SERGEY LUKYANENKO

„In her outstanding magical story about Vasilisa, she manages to create a completely new, fascinating and original fantasy for children.“ ALEKSEI PEKHOV

„Natalia Sherba’s energy and passion have completely transferred to the text. The rich imagination and lively immediacy of the author is a definite plus for this kind of fantasy.“ H.L. OLDIE

Aleksei Fedyarov – Man in Jail

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Polish language rights have been sold to Czarne

The heroes of Aleksei Fedyarov’s narrative non-fiction book MAN IN JAIL are convicted Russian prisoners with varying degrees of ability to survive physically and morally under conditions of total deprivation of liberty, constant humiliation, hunger, slave labor and separation from relatives. The book is not a protest manifesto, but a factual report.

During a three-year sentence in a prison camp – convicted of ‘particularly serious fraud’, a fate shared with many Russian entrepreneurs – Fedyarov began filing appeals on behalf of other prisoners. Today he is not only managing partner of a law firm but a human rights activist and head of the legal department of the Rus Sidyashchi Charity Fund, the only fund that helps Russian prisoners and their families.

H.L. Oldie – Oikoumene, space opera series

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Chinese language rights sold to Science Fiction World SWF

Chinese language rights have been acquired for the first trilogy «Space Symphony» of the big science fiction series OIKOUMENE by H.L. Oldie. The full space opera series consists of 4 trilogies and is one of the most decorated series in the genre:

Great Portal Award
The Best Russian Science Fiction Novel (by „Fantastic World“ magazine, 3 times)
The Best Fantastic Hero of the Year (2 times)
Great Zilant award
Gold RosCon award (2 times)
Ursa Major Great Prize
Best Fantastic Hero of the Year at the „Silver Arrow Convention“ Russia
The Best Russian SF & Fantasy Book of the Year („FantLab“)
Interpresscon award

Olga Slavnikova – The Jump

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Serbian translation published by Russika

Contrary to expectations, the novel THE JUMP by living classic author Olga Slavnikova is neither empathic nor critical about the difficulty of being disabled in Russian society. Also it is neither idyllic nor tragic, it has no contradicting truth and lies, but instead illustrates the clash of many different truths meeting on the solid ground of harsh reality.

“An angry Nabokov.“ Literaturnaya Gazeta

This novel has been multi-awarded in 2018: Big Book Award shortlist, Yasnaya Polyana Award, Book of the Year (publishers at Moscow International Book Fair), National Bestseller Award shortlist

Viktor Remizov – Eternal Frost

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ETERNAL FROST – A great epic novel set against the background of the construction of the “Great Stalin Railway”

80,000 prisoners of the GULAG were simultaneously working between 1947 and 1953 on the Arctic Circle in Siberia. It is one of the most tragic projects of the Stalinist machinery of repression.

Like the Enisei, this new novel by Viktor Remizov is a mighty, broad, calm river. No sudden unexpected turns, no rapids. But once you have stepped aboard Captain Belov‘s tugboat, you can no longer escape the power of its currents and undercurrents.

«Remizov’s novel contains many valuable details that cannot be invented. He collected them all, listened, spied, saw, remembered. Many historical details that cannot be found in Solzhenitsyn, Shalamov and others.» NATSBEST VERONIKA KUNGURTSEVA

“Thanks for the truth. It is the truth without a doubt. We have to remember that. That’s how it was.“ LITRES