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

Fyodor Dostoevsky: where to start with his literature

Fyodor Dostoevsky: where to start with his literature

Svetlana Alexievich’s next book is on ‘revolution with a woman’s face’ in Belarus

Svetlana Alexievich’s next book is on ‘revolution with a woman’s face’ in Belarus

How a supernatural Slavic mafia set up home in the American Midwest

How a supernatural Slavic mafia set up home in the American Midwest

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

Ágota Kristóf’s ‘The Notebook’ is a tale of twisted morality and survival during wartime | Calvert Reads

Ágota Kristóf’s ‘The Notebook’ is a tale of twisted morality and survival during wartime | Calvert Reads

‘We yearn for a world tender enough to embrace us’: 4 Bosnian poems on life after war

‘We yearn for a world tender enough to embrace us’: 4 Bosnian poems on life after war

‘A feminist in my own way:’ Romanian writer Magda Cârneci on her novel FEM

‘A feminist in my own way:’ Romanian writer Magda Cârneci on her novel FEM

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

Svetlana Alexievich’s Second Hand Time X-rays the transition from communism to capitalism | Calvert Reads

Svetlana Alexievich’s Second Hand Time X-rays the transition from communism to capitalism | Calvert Reads

Anna Akhmatova: where to start with her literature

Anna Akhmatova: where to start with her literature

‘If I could afford to, I’d post myself to Berlin with DHL:’ 2 political Bosnian poems by Faruk Šehić

‘If I could afford to, I’d post myself to Berlin with DHL:’ 2 political Bosnian poems by Faruk Šehić

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

Two Jewish writers captured the spirit of interwar Romania. What can they teach us about the rise of fascism?

Two Jewish writers captured the spirit of interwar Romania. What can they teach us about the rise of fascism?

7 Eastern European authors win the 2021 European Prize for Literature

7 Eastern European authors win the 2021 European Prize for Literature

How the Russian president became China’s ultimate self-help muse

How the Russian president became China’s ultimate self-help muse