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

'Spin, world, spin, circus:' two avant garde Ukrainian poems celebrating circus life

‘Spin, world, spin, circus:’ two avant garde Ukrainian poems celebrating circus life

The Desire to Be a Rib: read 2 poems on womanhood by Maria Stepanova

The Desire to Be a Rib: read 2 poems on womanhood by Maria Stepanova

The cult novel that defined Georgian independence 30 years ago

The cult novel that defined Georgian independence 30 years ago

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

‘Instinct for catastrophe’: French writer Jakuta Alikavazovic on the ghosts of the Yugoslav war

‘Instinct for catastrophe’: French writer Jakuta Alikavazovic on the ghosts of the Yugoslav war

Listen to Belarusian and American poetry readings live today

Listen to Belarusian and American poetry readings live today

‘The women who bore me slept too long, so they could run:’ 2 feminist poems by Croatia’s Ivana Bodrožic

‘The women who bore me slept too long, so they could run:’ 2 feminist poems by Croatia’s Ivana Bodrožic

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

‘Our city froze’: rereading Kolau Nadiradze’s 1921 poem on Georgia’s lost golden age of independence

‘Our city froze’: rereading Kolau Nadiradze’s 1921 poem on Georgia’s lost golden age of independence

Cooking and conversation: join an online festival of Georgian literature

Cooking and conversation: join an online festival of Georgian literature

‘Loneliness is the poet’s friend:’ 6 new poems from Uzbek writers

‘Loneliness is the poet’s friend:’ 6 new poems from Uzbek writers

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

‘Life in quotation marks’: two poems by Polish wordsmith Ewa Lipska

‘Life in quotation marks’: two poems by Polish wordsmith Ewa Lipska

The name’s Ford, Alan Ford: how an Italian comic book spy became a Yugoslav hero

The name’s Ford, Alan Ford: how an Italian comic book spy became a Yugoslav hero

'The best weapons against dreams': 2 poems on Ceaușescu’s orphans

‘The best weapons against dreams’: 2 poems on Ceaușescu’s orphans