Viktor Remizov – Temptation

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Bulgarian translation rights have been sold to Aviana

At home they were Russian citizens; in Moscow they are just refugees, like Tajiks, Azerbaijanis, Georgians. Viktor Remizov’s novel TEMPTATION tells the story of what it is like to be a migrant in one’s own country. Soberly and without exaggerated literary effects, the author shows us the naked truth about the life of the younger generation in Russia. Nothing seems to be imagined or added.

„Remizov realistically tells the (crossing) paths of a Russian youth with betrayed ideals in a city jungle where everything is allowed. The journey of his two heroines, who are so generous, graceful and lovable, sends a cold shiver down your spine.“
CULTURE LIVRES

Oleg Pavlov – Tales of the Last Days

   

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English audio edition published by storybox/ Heraclon

Oleg Pavlov’s famous trilogy TALES FROM THE LAST DAYS is set at the end of the era of the Soviet Union, but they do paint a fundamental picture of the situation in the Russian army, a situation that has scarcely improved since the time of the Soviet Union. Death is ever present, and in the places of death life prevails. Anarchy and chance are the only means by which the individual can survive inside the strictly hierarchical structure. Those caught in this system are all weak and dejected, cruel and immune to suffering. The few moments of human warmth are seen as sheer happiness.

Oleg Zobern – Autobiography of Iesus Christ

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Czech translation published by Albatros

Oleg Zobern’s book AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF IESUS CHRIST in the guise of a fictional novel. A highly intelligent, likeable philanthropist, stumbling through life as best he can. In times neither better nor worse than ours, where wheeling and dealing defines every-day life, where it is not only the poor soil and the raw climate that cause the frequent migratory movements, fanatical guardians of public morals and occupying forces make life difficult as well.

”Devastating! It looks as if we have our own Salman Rushdie.” Aleksandr Mikhailov (Lecturer at the Gorky Literature Institute)

”The Iesus in Zobern’s ‘Autobiography’ is an icon of the antichrist.” Archpriest Chaplin (Former adviser to the Russian Patriarch Kirill)

Inga Kuznetsova – Inside Out

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from the perspective of a SARS-CoV-2 virus – self-aware, curious about the world, and genuinely fond of human beings

The radical book INSIDE OUT by Inga Kuznetsova is turning our worldview upside down and inside out. A hyperrealistic parable about the current state of our planet, offering questions about a new ethic which applies not just to humans, but to all living beings.

Full English translation available.

Youtube channel – short interviews with the authors

new channel on youtube

short video interviews with the authors about their titles

We are happy to announce the agency’s new channel on youtube!

Recorded during Covid-times – online interviews with the authors sometimes connecting from a remote Russian dacha, talking with them about basic questions:
– what was the inspiration to write this book?
– what was the main challenge in writing it?
– what makes the book actually interesting for today readers?

Short video clips of 3-5 minutes about almost 50 single titles with 25 different authors sorted in author-playlist if an author has more than 1 book.

All with clean English subtitles, some of them directly in English.

Masha Mokeeva – Postcrossing

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Postcrossing. The book about all secrets (non-fiction)

The world‘s first postcrossing book!

After opening her own postcard shop in Moscow, after starting a blog and a podcast, Masha Mokeeva has now written an easy to read book with inspirational stories about the favorite hobby, walks into the postal past, practical advice and conversations with experts about the POSTCROSSING phenomen. The Postcrossing project was created in 2005 to connect people across the world through postcards, independently of their country, age, gender, race or beliefs. There are 800.000 members in over 200 countries, and over 57 MIO postcards sent until today.

Listen to Masha Mokeeva talking about her book in a very short youtube clip (switch on English subtitles)

Listen to a 30 minutes interview with Masha Mokeeva in English by US journalist Frank Roche.

Leonid Yuzefovich – Sovereign of the Steppe. Baron Ungern-Sternberg

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Estonian language rights sold to Postimees

The revised edition of Leonid Yuzefovich’s biography on  BARON UNGERN-STERNBERG will be the basis for the Estonian translation. This carefully revised and extended version is, moulding an amalgamation of unknown archive material, revealed only recently and not available to historians and journalists in the West, into a book which reads like an historical detective story.

Baron Ungern von Sternberg was a Czarist officer stationed in Siberia. After the Revolution he found himself back in the ranks of the White Army which had been formed in opposition to the Bolsheviks. 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.

Ivan Bunin – poems

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Spanish rights for selected poems sold to Ediciones Sigueme

The Spanish publisher is planning a selected choice of poems by first Russian Nobel Prize Winner Ivan Bunin for a bilingual anthology.

Leonid Yuzefovich – Winter Road

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Latvian rights have been sold to EklektikaE

Leonid Yuzefovich is telling a hardly known episode, the last battle of the Russian Revolution. In this twice award-winning non-fictional novel WINTER ROAD, the author 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.