Matt Janney

Matthew is a contributor for The Calvert Journal. Graduating from Oxford with a Masters degree in Modern Languages, Matthew has a particular focus on Russian literature, specialising in the works of Vladimir Nabokov. Matthew has spent time living in both Russia and Georgia.

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

Get to know Georgian culture with Gen-Z tunes, arthouse films and dark comedy

Get to know Georgian culture with Gen-Z tunes, arthouse films and dark comedy

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 

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

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

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

By the book: 9 new titles to get in your literary calendar in 2020

By the book: 9 new titles to get in your literary calendar in 2020

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

5 minute guide to Riga: art nouveau and a thriving literary culture in this charming Baltic capital

5 minute guide to Riga: art nouveau and a thriving literary culture in this charming Baltic capital

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

These 9 books will tell you everything you need to know about the New East now

These 9 books will tell you everything you need to know about the New East now

In bed with Nabokov: a new book explores the strange dreams of a master novelist

In bed with Nabokov: a new book explores the strange dreams of a master novelist

Other Russias review: Victoria Lomasko mixes art and reportage in this powerful national portrait

Other Russias review: Victoria Lomasko mixes art and reportage in this powerful national portrait

Moscow’s new Zaryadye Park to undergo restoration just days after public opening

Moscow’s new Zaryadye Park to undergo restoration just days after public opening

Future Architecture Festival to kick off in Ljubljana this September

Future Architecture Festival to kick off in Ljubljana this September

British actor and director Ralph Fiennes granted Serbian citizenship

British actor and director Ralph Fiennes granted Serbian citizenship

New bronze statue of Stalin to be unveiled in Moscow

New bronze statue of Stalin to be unveiled in Moscow

Calvert 22 Space to host Fashion and the Revolution talk this Thursday 14 September

Calvert 22 Space to host Fashion and the Revolution talk this Thursday 14 September

Meet the young Franco-Russian designer and her ‘blob-shaped’ porcelain bowls

Meet the young Franco-Russian designer and her ‘blob-shaped’ porcelain bowls

Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film: the longlist

Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film: the longlist

‘Wild urbanism’ comes to heart of Moscow as Zaryadye Park opens to public

‘Wild urbanism’ comes to heart of Moscow as Zaryadye Park opens to public

Diesel shoots new campaign on famous Kiev bridge

Diesel shoots new campaign on famous Kiev bridge

Scythians: Warriors of Ancient Siberia exhibition opens next week at British Museum

Scythians: Warriors of Ancient Siberia exhibition opens next week at British Museum

Tbilisi Photo Festival 2017: who, what, where and when

Tbilisi Photo Festival 2017: who, what, where and when

Ukrainian 3D cake-making maestro teams up with American artist

Ukrainian 3D cake-making maestro teams up with American artist

Supporters wish Kirill Serebrennikov a happy birthday to the tune of Viktor Tsoi

Supporters wish Kirill Serebrennikov a happy birthday to the tune of Viktor Tsoi

Mamma Mia! sequel to be shot in Croatia

Mamma Mia! sequel to be shot in Croatia

Court upholds detention of former Gogol Centre figureheads in ongoing fraud investigation

Court upholds detention of former Gogol Centre figureheads in ongoing fraud investigation

WWF launches camouflage fashion line to save Bulgarian national park

WWF launches camouflage fashion line to save Bulgarian national park

New Google map shows Tito landmarks in former Yugoslav states

New Google map shows Tito landmarks in former Yugoslav states

The case against Kirill Serebrennikov: the latest developments

The case against Kirill Serebrennikov: the latest developments

Leading Russian journalist’s car burns to the ground in suspected second attack

Leading Russian journalist’s car burns to the ground in suspected second attack