Books

‘No enemies, only survivors:’ Bosnia’s star writer, Faruk Šehić, on rivers, war and a borderless world

‘No enemies, only survivors:’ Bosnia’s star writer, Faruk Šehić, on rivers, war and a borderless world

How Slovene author and adventurer Alma Karlin travelled solo across the globe — and fought the Nazis

How Slovene author and adventurer Alma Karlin travelled solo across the globe — and fought the Nazis

Coming alive with skiing: The Accident is an elegant interwar novel on winter love | Calvert Reads

Coming alive with skiing: The Accident is an elegant interwar novel on winter love | Calvert Reads

‘History crams a lesson down your throat:’ a thunderous poem on wartime by Russian poet Polina Barskova

‘History crams a lesson down your throat:’ a thunderous poem on wartime by Russian poet Polina Barskova

The rise and fall of urban communes during the Russian Revolution | Calvert Reads

The rise and fall of urban communes during the Russian Revolution | Calvert Reads

Letter from Chernivtsi: Ukraine’s ultimate literary capital

Letter from Chernivtsi: Ukraine’s ultimate literary capital

Learning Russian: The Calvert Journal’s ultimate cultural guide

Learning Russian: The Calvert Journal’s ultimate cultural guide

‘I don’t want my ovaries:’ 3 poems on child-freedom by Romanian poet Miruna Vlada

‘I don’t want my ovaries:’ 3 poems on child-freedom by Romanian poet Miruna Vlada

‘We became White Others:’ 3 migration poems by Slovenian writer Nika Mahnič

‘We became White Others:’ 3 migration poems by Slovenian writer Nika Mahnič

‘I wanted this book to be a reconciliation of different generations’: Lea Ypi on growing up in communist Albania

‘I wanted this book to be a reconciliation of different generations’: Lea Ypi on growing up in communist Albania

9 radical Polish books to add to your reading list

9 radical Polish books to add to your reading list

‘My heart stood still in a distant motel:’ 6 contemporary Polish poems

‘My heart stood still in a distant motel:’ 6 contemporary Polish poems

‘Fear of wrongful conviction:’ 2 poems by Latvian poet Jelena Glazova

‘Fear of wrongful conviction:’ 2 poems by Latvian poet Jelena Glazova

Rediscovering Boris Poplavsky: poet, exile and enfant terrible of Russia’s Silver Age

Rediscovering Boris Poplavsky: poet, exile and enfant terrible of Russia’s Silver Age

Wisława Szymborska: where to start with her literature

Wisława Szymborska: where to start with her literature

Memory, migrants, magic: 11 books to look forward to in 2021

Memory, migrants, magic: 11 books to look forward to in 2021

A bookshop in every village: how the late Soviets animated Moldovan rural life with books

A bookshop in every village: how the late Soviets animated Moldovan rural life with books

‘What are our poets smiling at?’ 2 poems by Slovenian poet Aleš Šteger

‘What are our poets smiling at?’ 2 poems by Slovenian poet Aleš Šteger

'Your hands are scissors that cut through my dream:’ an erotic poem by Czech surrealist Vítězslav Nezval

‘Your hands are scissors that cut through my dream:’ an erotic poem by Czech surrealist Vítězslav Nezval

How American immigrant literature is empowering Jewish authors to claim their Russian roots

How American immigrant literature is empowering Jewish authors to claim their Russian roots