Literature

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

6 contemporary Romanian poems reflect on the little things that give meaning to our lives

6 contemporary Romanian poems reflect on the little things that give meaning to our lives

The Lost Soul: Olga Tokarczuk’s next work is an illustrated book about finding fulfilment for adults and children

The Lost Soul: Olga Tokarczuk’s next work is an illustrated book about finding fulfilment for adults and children

‘… and somewhere everyday life turned into a miracle.’ 2 poems by Kazakh author Aigerim Tazhi

‘… and somewhere everyday life turned into a miracle.’ 2 poems by Kazakh author Aigerim Tazhi

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

Young in the 90s: in her debut novel, director Nana Ekvtimishvili explores a decade most Georgians want to forget

Young in the 90s: in her debut novel, director Nana Ekvtimishvili explores a decade most Georgians want to forget

Dynamic, reflective, provocative: 6 poems to discover contemporary Czech poetry

Dynamic, reflective, provocative: 6 poems to discover contemporary Czech poetry

‘Warmth shifts moods’: 2 soothing Serbian poems on loss and longing for the chilly days ahead

‘Warmth shifts moods’: 2 soothing Serbian poems on loss and longing for the chilly days ahead

Joanna Lillis enters the world of Kazakh ‘returnees’ in an extract from her new book

Joanna Lillis enters the world of Kazakh ‘returnees’ in an extract from her new book

Tomorrow’s Tolstoy: publisher Yelena Shubina on the wait for a great novel about contemporary Russia

Tomorrow’s Tolstoy: publisher Yelena Shubina on the wait for a great novel about contemporary Russia

Join the first ever Romanian-British Literary Festival

Join the first ever Romanian-British Literary Festival

Read Romania’s best contemporary writers in a special issue of literature magazine The Riveter

Read Romania’s best contemporary writers in a special issue of literature magazine The Riveter

Bold and intimate: 2 poems by queer and feminist Russian poets

Bold and intimate: 2 poems by queer and feminist Russian poets

Kolyma Stories: read Varlam Shalamov’s brutally moving fragments of life in Siberia’s gulags

Kolyma Stories: read Varlam Shalamov’s brutally moving fragments of life in Siberia’s gulags

Element 174: lose yourself in this queer sci-fi from Bishkek

Element 174: lose yourself in this queer sci-fi from Bishkek

Her Word: fresh and entrancing Romanian video-poems by four women writers

Her Word: fresh and entrancing Romanian video-poems by four women writers

6 Ukrainian poems that capture a bold moment in contemporary poetry

6 Ukrainian poems that capture a bold moment in contemporary poetry

Part of a Bird: an end of summer poem by Romanian poet Nina Cassian

Part of a Bird: an end of summer poem by Romanian poet Nina Cassian