Russia will be the Market Focus of the London Book Fair 2011. This decision was made in recognition of Russia’s rapid growth in the publishing field in the past two decades and following the success of the Russian Pavilion and Russian Literature Week, held in conjunction with The London Book Fair and in the presence of Minister Mikhail V. Seslavinsky and His Excellency Ambassador Yury V. Fedotov.

Over 50 of Russia's best new authors are coming to take part in events and seminars at the London Book Fair. The Market Focus will present both internationally established writers, such as Vladimir Makanin, Ludmila Ulitskaya, Dmitry Bykov, Boris Akunin, Sergei Lukyanenko and exciting, up and coming authors to the forefront of the international book publishing industry and to the attention of the English speaking world. The project will not only feature the best in contemporary fiction, but it will also be a unique opportunity to explore the vibrant world of new Russian poetry, with events with poets Lev Rubinstein, Andrei Rodionov, Maria Stepanova, Linor Goralik and Dmitry Kuzmin. The breadth of Russian non-fiction will also be well represented, with discussions and debates led by acclaimed writers and journalists such as Pavel Basinksy, Sergei Ivanov and Leonid Parfenov.

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Readers Comments

  1. sounds good ,know couple large russian novels been huge sucess in russia that hopefully be translated into english ,all the best stu

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