About us

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Welcome to the world of literature written in Russian language

WIEDLING LITERARY AGENCY is based in Munich and focuses – with few exceptions – on authors who write in Russian, whether they are Russians, Ukrainians, Belarusians or Americans. The agency represents literature in all its diversity, but with no exception books that serve mutual understanding instead of exclusion or oppression of others. The agency feels its small share of responsibility to support and promote peaceful cultural exchange between peaceful people.

Really wanting to understand the other one means first of all listening to the other one. And in the end we also better understand ourselves.

Aleksei Nikitin – Bat-Ami – From the Face of Fire

new publication and award

Ukrainian translation published by Phoenix

among Best Books of the Year 2021

Aleksei Nikitin’s novel BAT-AMI – FROM THE FACE OF FIRE has been published in Ukrainian language by Phoenix Publishers.

BAT-AMI is not a documentary novel, but its story – inspired in part by the author‘s family history – is based on files relating to 1941-1942 secret service operations from the archives of the Ukrainian Secret Service. These sources enabled the author to tell the true story of the famous boxer Goldinov. Because the widespread theories about what happened to him – the rumours that were still circulating in Kiev after the war – have largely proven to be false, as has old Yad Vashem version of events. The descriptions of Ukraine’s complex conflicts involving an overpowering Russian brother state, the Soviet secret service, German occupation, partisans and patriotic nationalist freedom fighters cast their shadows even onto the Ukraine of today.

The novel has been chosen by Ukrainian PEN Club among the Best Books of the Year 2021.

Ivan Bunin – Ignat

new sale

Polish rights sold to Wielka Litera

The short story IGNAT by Ivan Bunin will be included in a new anthology about love written by the best world writers (Shakespeare, Czechow, Keret, Andersen, Joyce, Singer, Lowry, Atwood, Capote, Bunin).

Leonid Yuzefovich – Philhellenes

new sale

Romanian language rights sold to Editura Litera

The twenties of the 19th century. Greece is fighting for independence from the Ottoman Empire. The revolutionaries have many sympathizers throughout Europe who are willing to voluntarily defend the old culture and fight to preserve the old greatness. That is how they are called: Philhellenes – lovers of the Greeks.

After WINTER ROAD, his documentary novel about the last battle of the Russian Revolution (7 languages sold), Leonid Yuzefovich dedicated his talent for narrative non-fiction to another historical war where (not only) Russians were fighting on foreign territory: PHILHELLENES.

“Yuzefovich writes with subtle irony, detailed historical knowledge and a great feeling for language – a literary phenomenon!“
KNIZHNOE OBOZRENIE

Dmitri Danilov – The Man from Podolsk

new sale

Greek stage rights have been sold to National Theatre of Greece

After several highly acclaimed literary novels the play THE MAN FROM PODOLSK has made Dmitri Danilov famous also among the theatre audience. The first quality production by the National Theatre of Greece in Athens for the season 2022-23 will be directed by George Koutlis.

Roman Senchin – The Loop

new sale

Serbian language rights have been sold to Sluzhbeni Glasnik

THE LOOP is a new collection of short prose by Roman Senchin.

G. Akella – Realm of Arkon

new sale

German language rights have been sold to Zweihänder Verlag

REALM OF ARKON is the debut series by G. Akella. After becoming super successfull in English on amazon and also in the audiobook version on audible, now German rights to the full series of 9 volumes have been sold to Zweihänder Verlag.

Gifts under the Russian Christmas Tree

new awards

Congratulating our authors for such a rich variety of awards under this year’s Christmas tree.

 

BIG BOOK AWARD

LEONID YUZEFOVICH – 1. winner (gold) for PHILHELLENES (historical novel)

VIKTOR REMIZOV – 3. winner (bronze) for ETERNAL FROST (historical novel)

 

AELITA AWARD

MAX MAXIMOV – WINNER Aelita Start Award 2021

and NOMINATION for the International Stanislav Lem Award

 

BOOK OF THE YEAR

VIKTOR REMIZOV – WINNER with ETERNAL FROST (category prose)

ALEKSEI IVANOV – WINNER with SHADOWS OF THE TEUTONS (category audiobook)

MIKHAIL VIZEL – FINALIST with PUSHKIN.BOLDINO.QUARANTINE (category Humanitas)

LEV DANILKIN – FINALIST with GAGARIN. PASSENGER WITH KIDS (category non-fiction)

Grigori Kanovich – Devilspel

new sale

Polish translation rights sold to Fundacja Pogranicze

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