Oleg Zaionchkovski – Happiness is Possible

new publication

Spanish edition published by meettok

““Artlessness is the defining aspect of Zaionchkovsky’s diction: the absolute harmony of style and dramatic development seems to be entirely natural, it “happens” to the author in the same way as various events constantly happen to his character.“
ANDREW BROMFIELD

 

Grigori Kanovich – Devilspel

new award

DEVILSPEL in English translation has won the EBRD Literature Prize

Congratulations to author and translator!
Grigori Kanovich’s novel DEVILSPEL is the winner of the 2020 EBRD Literature Prize by the London-based European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the EBRD).

«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

Lev Danilkin – Lenin biography

new sale

Hungarian rights sold to Gondolat

April 22nd 2020 is the 150th birthday of Vladimir Iliich Lenin. All available recent Lenin biographies either consider Lenin to be the greatest evildoer of the 20th century or they are more sympathetic to his utopia, even if the real existing communism has failed.

Lev Danilkin’s Lenin biography is radically different. This is already evidenced by the fact that this non-fiction book was not only named „Book of the Year 2017“, but was also awarded Russia’s most important literary prize, the „Big Book Award“. Danilkin, for decades Russia’s most advanced literary critic, is both an unconventional intellectual and a gifted narrator. He has already demonstrated this in his monograph on Yuri Gagarin.

2024 is the 100th anniversary of Lenin’s death. Rights sold so far: French, Hungarian, Serbian, Spanish.

«This book is not about bringing Lenin back to the Russian Pantheon or making him the idol of youth. The aim is to infect the reader with his own passion … This book is an injection of sound reason, justice and healthy anger.» DMITRY BYKOV

Jan Valetov – Best Age to Die

new publication

German translation ZONE published by Piper

Jan Valetov’s dystopian novel BEST AGE TO DIE is the book of the hour. A virus has spread all over the world. Only the under-18 survive. The infrastructure has collapsed. Almost all of the knowledge seems lost. The young bookworm Tim finds information in old books that could save mankind. But to get the antivirus, he needs the help of the relentless lone fighter Belka.

Available as ebook before our life saving book stores will re-open.

Dmitri Zakharov – Moscow Banksy

new representation

a hyperrealistic political Moscow thriller

Suddenly, new graffiti appears in Moscow week after week with a clock-face in the corner, the painted hand creeping towards 12. The grotesque works of an anonymous graffiti artist each represent a different member of the new bureaucratic nomenklatura – each of whom dies shortly afterwards. This is the visible scene of Moscow in Dmitri Zakharov’s novel MOSCOW BANKSY (MIDDLE EDDA). At the same time, there is a political intrigue going on behind the scenes: the dismissal of the government, the long-prepared installation of a puppet candidate as deputy spokesman, who formally becomes the second man in the state. And the first, if something will happen to the president.

„A political crime thriller, an art anti-utopia, a Russian Dogville, a saga about the battle of the gods … But above all a vigilant and relentless diagnosis of the generation of the Russian 2000s, painful and on time.“ ALEKSANDR GAVRILOV

Grigori Kanovich – Devilspel

nomination award

DEVILSPEL in English translation on shortlist for the EBRD Literature Prize

Grigori Kanovich’s novel DEVILSPEL has been announced as finalist in the 2020 EBRD Literature Prize by the London-based European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the EBRD).

«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

Galina Shatalova – Healing Nutrition

new sales

Romanian language rights have been sold to Editura Parallel 45

Two of Galina Shatalova’s famous books on alternative healing have been sold: CHOOSE YOUR WAY and HEALING NUTRITION.

The intention of Shatalova, as a doctor and as a person, is to return the human being to himself, to help him become as nature conceived and shaped him. For this reason she has created a natural healing method, concrete and theoretically founded. Inspired by the Hippocratic statement that our food should be our remedies and our remedies our food, Shatalova has developed a concept of natural reco- very. Her diet strictly opposes the calorie theory of balanced nutrition, which is contrary to human nature. According to her, the human organism is restricted exclusively to plant foods and does not need more than 250 to 400 calories of daily food intake to maintain its basic metabolism.

Anna Matveeva – The Dyatlov Pass

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Latvian rights sold to Latvijas Mediji

Anna Matveeva’s novel THE DYATLOV PASS is dedicated to the true story of a group of young students who died under mysterious circumstances as ski tourists on the Dyatlov Pass in the northern Ural mountains in 1959. The exact circumstances of the mysterious deaths on Dyatlov Pass remain unexplained. Accompanying Matveeva’s heroine on her quest for the truth, therefore, the reader returns not only to a brutal past but is also drawn into discovering the truth behind the own life.

Grigori Kanovich – Shtetl Romance

new publication

Polish edition published by Pogranicze

A marvellous family novel, wise and pittoresque on the last 20 years of life in the Eastern European SHTETL . A moving piece of literature of a loss of the Jewish communities drawn by Grigory Kanovich in sympathetic detail against a backdrop of small-town life that is as vivid as anything in Tolstoy. Kanovich weaves into his narrative the long-held beliefs Jews clung to in a dangerous and unpredictable world.