Olga Gromova – «Sugar Child», a true story

   new representation

What is it like to be a „public enemy“ from one day to the next, to be exposed to Stalin‘s repressions – the Great Terror? Stella Nudolskaja experienced it with her parents in the Soviet Union of the 1930s.

Decades later Olga Gromova, active librarian and editor-in-chief of specialized journal, meets her neighbour, Stella, who gradually tells her her personal story. Olga Gromova turned it into a strong and tender book, in which the reader accompanies the girl through all her impassable life.

A story which was originally aimed at 12-16 year old readers, is now no longer perceived as „young adult“, but has become part of the great Russian literature.

“Sugar Child is the documentary fact of a miracle – the education of a human personality under inhuman conditions.“ Sergei Lebedev

SUGAR CHILD by Olga Gromova comes with a preface by Lyudmila Ulitskaya and has been sold to 6 languages so far.

Olga Slavnikova – »Love in the 7th Train« sold to Vietnam

   new sale

Vietnames language rights for Olga Slavnikova’s collection of novellas LOVE IN THE 7th TRAIN have been sold to Hochiminh City Culture-Literature & Arts Publishing House.

Most of the novellas from the cycle available in English translated by Marian Schwartz. Recently published was “The Stone Guest.” In Slav Sisters: The Dedalus Boo of Russian Women’s Literature, edited by Natasha Perova. Dedalus, 2018.

Aleksandr Grigorenko – »Ilget« sold to Bulgaria

   new sale

Because Alexander Grigorenko’s previous novel MEBET is selling successfully in Bulgaria, Labyrinth publishers acquired rights also for the sequel ILGET.

„Braving the commercially suicidal subject of „northern ethnicity“ for a second time and even though he uses the same material, Grigorenko successfully manages to produce a completely new novel that in no way resembles MEBET. And which has a moral message.“ GALINA YUZEFOVICH