The Russian novel in the 21st century

The Russian novel in the 21st century

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Venue: 
Nissan Lecture Theatre
Speaker(s): 
Igor Shaitanov (Literary Secretary of the Russian Booker Prize)
Elena Chizhova (novelist)
Aleksandr Snegiryov (novelist)
Chair: 
Oliver Ready (St Antony's)
Convenor: 
Oliver Ready (St Antony's)

Igor Shaitanov (Literary Secretary of the Russian Booker Prize): Contemporary Russian fiction in the mirror of the Russian Booker
Elena Chizhova (novelist): The ongoing fascination in the Russian novel with the Soviet past
Aleksandr Snegiryov (novelist): From the e-book back to oral literature: live speech as a challenge to virtual reality [in Russian, with translation]

This year marks a quarter-century of the Russian Booker Prize’s activity. Elena Chizhova (b. 1957) received the Prize in 2009 for her novel The Time of Women (Vremya zhenshchin). Aleksandr Snegiryov (b. 1980) is the current award-holder for his novel Vera.