London Book Fair 2019 – the agency’s top titles

   Lev Danilkin – Lenin

Lev Danilkin’s LENIN is quite different and more than just another biography. Lev Danilkin, one of Russia‘s most advanced literary critics, is exploring Lenin as a phenomenon. He composed the book in an unorthodox and original way – geographically, taking the reader on a discovery route to the places of Lenin’s active work.

This book is an injection of sound reason, justice and healthy anger.  Dmitri Bykov
No trace of dust and patina.  Galina Yuzefovich

2020 is 150th anniversary of Lenin’s birthday
2024 is 100th anniversary of Lenin’s death


Maria Dolon – Black Shelf

Under the pen name Maria Dolon, this female collective of authors succeeds in creating modern, authentic main heroine Inga Belova: thoroughly honest and soberly analytical, cheeky, thoughtful and reliable, willing to take risks to the brink of illegality, insistent to the point of stubbornness.

So far the series has 3 volumes each with a very up-to-date topic: international art trade in connection with robbery and counterfeiting; demolition of entire residential quarters in Moscow in connection with land speculation; influence of social networks on the psyche.

The main plots in all cases take place in today‘s Moscow. Its streets, squares, quarters and backyards, described in detail, provide the recognizable crime scenes for the series.


   Olga Gromova – Sugar Child

The true story of mother and daughter about 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.

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


   Natalia Sherba – Time Wizards

Sherba creates a completely new world, invents its mechanis and gets away from all the clichés and stereotypes. The world of TIME WIZARDS is full of creatures, magic castles, spells…

Her most famous series with over 2 Mio hardcover sold in Russia alone and the movie option sold.

I am sure that thousands of boys and girls will follow her, breahtless with delight. SERGEI LUKYANENKO


   Olga Beshlei – My weird lover from the FSB

Incompetent, vulnerable, cheeky, paranoid, yearning, shy, and then, embarrassingly open.

Everyone in the FSB will read it and roll over laughing.  ALEKSANDR LYCHAGIN


   Evgeni Grishkovets – A…a

Grishkovets shows us with his humorous, ironic, cheeky tribute to cultural kinship just what is now really at stake. Currently Russia and the USA are once again at odds with each other and yet they are so similar – both had great dreams and are now well on their way to destroying them and also the world as we know it.



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