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.

Inga Kuznetsova – Intervals

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anti/utopia where all beings are gifted with consciousness

In Inga Kuznetsova’s novel INTERVALS, a near-future dystopian version of Russia, a special powder is used to destroy poetry books in libraries, poets are killed, and a Nobel Prize-winning poet is secretly kidnapped by government agents. The state has outlawed poets and poetry.

The reader is drawn into a cruel, convincingly naturalistic, and hauntingly surreal story of resistance where poets are supported by animals and objects which are also soulful beings gifted with consciousness. We hear them all narrate the story in a multiplicity of perspectives. As the tension between state and poetry builds to a bloody climax, the poet and his followers discover that nothing truly dies… The anti-utopia transforms into a utopia.


Aleksei Nikitin – Bat-Ami

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true story of a ukrainian-jewish box champion in the turmoils of World War II

In his new novel Aleksei Nikitin is telling the unique and touching true story of the famous boxer Goldinov who, after the German invasion of Ukraine, joins the partisan fighters in the forests behind the front line. Only by lucky coincidence does he survive and he joins the regular army as a soldier before being sent by the Ukrainian secret service on a life-threatening mission to Kiev occupied by the Nazis. Meanwhile Goldvinov‘s wife falls ill during evacuation and is separated from her daughter Bat-Ami.

Unique is the perspective – the attack of the Germans seen through the eyes of a boxer and assimilated Jew.

Grigori Kanovich – Devilspel

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Macedonian translation published by Prozart

The novel is set during the tragic few weeks in June-July 1941, when the German army in a sudden attack defeated the Red Army and within a few days occupied Lithuania. Grigori Kanovich’s writing is informed by his deep native knowledge of the Lithuanian countryside where he grew up in the 1930s, but he is no less intimately familiar with the Russian and Jewish cultures. Yet his real interest as a writer is in exploring the fundamental and universal ethical conflict between good and evil, which transcends the limits of concrete space and time.

«DEVILSPEL is a moving and elegant novel of fine character portraits, told in restrained but beautiful prose, set in a small town in Lithuania at a watershed moment of history, when ethnic cleansing and the Holocaust enter the lives of the local Jews and non-Jews alike, dividing neighbours and families into persecuted and persecutors.»
ROSIE GOLDSMITH, Chair of the Judges EBRD Literature Prize

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.