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 bittersweet Albanian poems on love and freedom

6 bittersweet Albanian poems on love and freedom

6 contemporary Georgian poems that embrace life

6 contemporary Georgian poems that embrace life

4 summer poems to make you feel free 

4 summer poems to make you feel free 

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

8 Eastern European summer love novels to make your heart flutter

8 Eastern European summer love novels to make your heart flutter

‘No-Signal Area’: a piercing novel on the villains and victims of capitalism

‘No-Signal Area’: a piercing novel on the villains and victims of capitalism

Myth, fiction, reportage: 8 books that paint a portrait of the North Caucasus, then and now

Myth, fiction, reportage: 8 books that paint a portrait of the North Caucasus, then and now

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

Vivid and richly detailed, ‘Catherine the Great and the Small’ explores a migrant’s fragmented identity 

Vivid and richly detailed, ‘Catherine the Great and the Small’ explores a migrant’s fragmented identity 

Writer Varlam Shalamov on the criminal underworld’s obsession with motherhood | extract

Writer Varlam Shalamov on the criminal underworld’s obsession with motherhood | extract

In Maria Reva’s Kafkaesque satire, puzzled occupants discover their Soviet tower block doesn’t exist

In Maria Reva’s Kafkaesque satire, puzzled occupants discover their Soviet tower block doesn’t exist

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

‘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