Books

Learning Russian: The Calvert Journal’s ultimate cultural guide

Learning Russian: The Calvert Journal’s ultimate cultural guide

9 radical Polish books to add to your reading list

9 radical Polish books to add to your reading list

Hamid Ismailov’s Manaschi is a magnetic novel about the bard-shamans at the heart of Kyrgyzstan’s myths | Calvert Reads

Hamid Ismailov’s Manaschi is a magnetic novel about the bard-shamans at the heart of Kyrgyzstan’s myths | Calvert Reads

‘Like a glass of vodka infected with blood:’ 2 poems by Angela Marinescu, the matriarch of modern Romanian poetry

‘Like a glass of vodka infected with blood:’ 2 poems by Angela Marinescu, the matriarch of modern Romanian poetry

‘Maidan was the best time of my life:’ meet Andriy Lyubka, Ukraine’s rising literary star

‘Maidan was the best time of my life:’ meet Andriy Lyubka, Ukraine’s rising literary star

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

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

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

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

Osip Mandelstam’s ‘Black Earth’ reaps sweetness from the darkest Soviet years | Calvert Reads

Osip Mandelstam’s ‘Black Earth’ reaps sweetness from the darkest Soviet years | Calvert Reads

9 books on the Carpathians, from political satire to mythical tales

9 books on the Carpathians, from political satire to mythical tales

11 Romanian authors wrote to jailed writers in Turkey. The first answer came back

11 Romanian authors wrote to jailed writers in Turkey. The first answer came back

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

How one Bulgarian writer created a global mail order community of radical artists

How one Bulgarian writer created a global mail order community of radical artists

‘I slept with my emergency bag near my bed.’ Belarusian author Victor Martinovich on his banned political thrillers

‘I slept with my emergency bag near my bed.’ Belarusian author Victor Martinovich on his banned political thrillers

Bygone Days, the first Uzbek novel, is a political love story set in the colonial past | Calvert Reads

Bygone Days, the first Uzbek novel, is a political love story set in the colonial past | Calvert Reads

‘A writer should express the human condition on every page:’ Romanian literary star Mircea Cărtărescu on life, literature and success

‘A writer should express the human condition on every page:’ Romanian literary star Mircea Cărtărescu on life, literature and success

Odesa’s literature museum is a radical tribute to the city’s multicultural, revolutionary history

Odesa’s literature museum is a radical tribute to the city’s multicultural, revolutionary history

This new book captures the history and reality of the black experience in Russia and Europe

This new book captures the history and reality of the black experience in Russia and Europe

In her novel Catch the Rabbit, Lana Bastašić explores who tells the story of Yugoslavia’s ethnic conflict

In her novel Catch the Rabbit, Lana Bastašić explores who tells the story of Yugoslavia’s ethnic conflict

Fyodor Dostoevsky: where to start with his literature

Fyodor Dostoevsky: where to start with his literature

Svetlana Alexievich’s next book is on ‘revolution with a woman’s face’ in Belarus

Svetlana Alexievich’s next book is on ‘revolution with a woman’s face’ in Belarus