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

Roman Senchin – Flood Plains

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Arabic language edition published by Al Arabi Publishing/ Egypt.

A simple story that is often told: Naomi Klein tells it in her non-fictional analysis “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate“. Andrey Zvyagintsev in his Oscar-nominee cinematic drama “Leviathan“. And Roman Senchin’s novel FLOOD PLAINS tells a very actual Siberian version of individual profit verses public welfare.

With the emotional forcefulness of an irrevocable farewell Senchin describes the life in the doomed villages in the centre of the fertile and nourishing countryside while the water inexorably rises. The undercurrent of the novel is like the Siberian river that once flowed freely: crystal-clear, fast and full of fish.

Anna Matveeva – Vera Stenina’s Envy

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Bulgarian language rights sold to Aviana

VERA STENINA’S ENVY by Ekaterinburg author Anna Matveeva is a novel about a relationship between two women who could not be more different: Julia, beautiful but somewhat ordinary, and Vera, who carries a unique talent inside of her but who is by no means attractive. It is Vera who secretly envies Julia, telling us about it with a fresh sense of self-irony and distance. Little does she know that her closest friend experiences the same pain, not having any particular gift to offer to the world. A gift, because Vera is able to feel a painting. The perfume of the hair of a woman depicted. The inner melody of a piece of art. If it is fake, there will be no sound. She will use this talent successfully in the art industry.

Grigori Kanovich – Devilspel

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Bosnian translation rights sold to Buybook/ Sarajevo

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

Among 10 best novels set in Russia


Selected and published by UK newspaper The Guardian

«2017» by Olga Slavnikova
«Happiness is Possible» by Oleg Zaionchkovski

We are happy that two of our titles can be found among the 10 best novels by modern Russian writers set in Russia and helping you explore Russia’s vast landscapes and complex history.

»Oleg Zaionchkovski makes Moscow small and cosy, and turns its residents into friendly, small town neighbours… this is classic mood prose. What mood? Good mood, pure and simple. And anyone who is not happy with that is beyond help.«
»2017 by Olga Slavnikova…this enigmatic, frenetic, interesting, naive, enchanting, determined, heartrending book is one you have to read and allow it to move you.«

Olga Slavnikova – The Man Who Could Not Die (The Immortal)

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Romanian language rights sold to Epica

A bed ridden Soviet veteran is being looked after by his wife and daughter. Long may he live, the family is surviving on his pension. The two women create a virtual world for him in his room, cut him off from all sources of information and play him old news recorded on video. All this to convince the old man of the continued existence of his beloved Soviet Union. But all the old man wants – is to finally die. Two generations in an absurdly comical and tragic vicious circle. Is there a way out?

The novel IMMORTAL has been published in 4 languages so far. In her preface to the French edition by Gallimard Olga Slavnikova writes:  „This is no Good bye Lenin clone which you have in front of you. The novel Immortal is a fundamentally different product. The book begins where the film ends…“