Literature

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

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

‘How much you are hated is how much you are free’: how Azerbaijan’s underground writers fight for independence

‘How much you are hated is how much you are free’: how Azerbaijan’s underground writers fight for independence

Grey Bees: Andrey Kurkov's tale of quiet resilience amid war in Ukraine

Grey Bees: Andrey Kurkov’s tale of quiet resilience amid war in Ukraine

Armenia’s Narine Abgaryan weaves a story of transgenerational trauma amid the folds of fairytale prose

Armenia’s Narine Abgaryan weaves a story of transgenerational trauma amid the folds of fairytale prose

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

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

The Trap: Ludovic Bruckstein’s elegantly-observed novellas are a time capsule and warning about Romania’s lost multi-ethnic world

The Trap: Ludovic Bruckstein’s elegantly-observed novellas are a time capsule and warning about Romania’s lost multi-ethnic world

To The Lake: Kapka Kassabova’s book is a melancholic tale of boundaries and war in the Balkans

To The Lake: Kapka Kassabova’s book is a melancholic tale of boundaries and war in the Balkans

Can you ever truly know your mother? In the novel The Doll, Ismail Kadare thinks you can't

Can you ever truly know your mother? In the novel The Doll, Ismail Kadare thinks you can’t

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

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

Magda Szabó’s cult novel Abigail is an adventurous tale of teenage friendship in wartime Hungary 

Magda Szabó’s cult novel Abigail is an adventurous tale of teenage friendship in wartime Hungary 

St Petersburg’s Pushkin theme park will bring Russia's greatest fairytales to life

St Petersburg’s Pushkin theme park will bring Russia’s greatest fairytales to life

‘Men are everywhere’: Svetlana Alexievich to launch publishing house for women writers

‘Men are everywhere’: Svetlana Alexievich to launch publishing house for women writers

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

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

Bride and Groom: an extract from Alisa Ganieva’s new book, a vivid portrayal of modern Dagestan

Bride and Groom: an extract from Alisa Ganieva’s new book, a vivid portrayal of modern Dagestan

Our 10 favourite books of 2019 will change how you see the world

Our 10 favourite books of 2019 will change how you see the world

Female predators and average dead fathers: a daring Slovak short story collection contemplates contemporary womanhood

Female predators and average dead fathers: a daring Slovak short story collection contemplates contemporary womanhood

These 5 books lay bare what life was really like when communism fell in Eastern Europe

These 5 books lay bare what life was really like when communism fell in Eastern Europe