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

Beyond borders: journeying into Olga Tokarczuk’s divided homeland on the eve of her Nobel Prize win

Beyond borders: journeying into Olga Tokarczuk’s divided homeland on the eve of her Nobel Prize win

‘I’m a stranger at home and nobody abroad’: in Of Strangers and Bees, Hamid Ismailov captures the ache of emigration 

‘I’m a stranger at home and nobody abroad’: in Of Strangers and Bees, Hamid Ismailov captures the ache of emigration 

‘My father understood the human soul’: remembering the Jewish-Romanian author whose Holocaust stories continue to inspire compassion

‘My father understood the human soul’: remembering the Jewish-Romanian author whose Holocaust stories continue to inspire compassion

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

Ukrainian dissident Oleg Sentsov pays tribute to his childhood friend in this moving excerpt from his autobiography

Ukrainian dissident Oleg Sentsov pays tribute to his childhood friend in this moving excerpt from his autobiography

Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk flies high with Nobel Prize win

Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk flies high with Nobel Prize win

Poland’s rising star of fiction conjures a consumerist dystopia that will make you laugh and cry

Poland’s rising star of fiction conjures a consumerist dystopia that will make you laugh and cry

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

Lake Sevan Writers’ Resort: Owen Hatherley uncovers the history of Armenia’s modernist masterpiece

Lake Sevan Writers’ Resort: Owen Hatherley uncovers the history of Armenia’s modernist masterpiece

101 kilometres from Moscow, a writer-doctor lays bare the contradictions and intrigue of Russian life

101 kilometres from Moscow, a writer-doctor lays bare the contradictions and intrigue of Russian life

In conservative Poland, gay literary couple ‘Maryla Szymiczkowa’ are cutting a defiant path

In conservative Poland, gay literary couple ‘Maryla Szymiczkowa’ are cutting a defiant path

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

“Learn to live with it, even forgive.” Russia’s bestselling author Guzel Yakhina on the traumas of Soviet history

“Learn to live with it, even forgive.” Russia’s bestselling author Guzel Yakhina on the traumas of Soviet history

“Everything changed.” Ukraine’s literary star Serhiy Zhadan on 5 years since Euromaidan

“Everything changed.” Ukraine’s literary star Serhiy Zhadan on 5 years since Euromaidan

Infinite Jest comes to Russia. Why translators finally took on the 'untranslatable' novel

Infinite Jest comes to Russia. Why translators finally took on the ‘untranslatable’ novel