Sovremennaya russkaya literatura glazami medievista (NB Talk given in Russian)

Sovremennaya russkaya literatura glazami medievista (NB Talk given in Russian)

Tuesday, 3 November 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Venue: 
RESC Library Reading Room
Speaker(s): 
Evgeny Vodolazkin
Convenor: 
Dr Oliver Ready (RESC & New College)

Evgeny Vodolazkin was born in Kiev in 1964 and has worked in the department of Old Russian Literature at St Petersburg's Pushkin House since 1990. The author of numerous academic books and articles, he made his debut as a novelist with Solovyov i Larionov (2009), which was shortlisted for the Andrei Bely Prize and The Big Book Award. His second novel, Lavr (2013), subtitled ‘an unhistorical novel’ and set in the late fifteenth century in Russia and Western Europe, has been one of the literary sensations of recent years, winning the Big Book and Yasnaya Polyana awards. Its translation into English by Lisa Hayden will be launched at an English-language event in London's Pushkin House on the evening following this event in Oxford, which will be in Russian only.

THIS IS A RUSSIAN AND EURASIAN STUDIES CENTRE EVENT SUPPORTED BY THE HARRY SHUKMAN SEMINAR FUND (created in Harry’s memory by Fay and Geoffrey Elliott)