Russian Literature Week 2017 in New York City

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Russian Literature Week 2017 presents a series of panels, screenings, and in-person conversations featuring some of Russia’s most acclaimed new authors, famed translators of Russian fiction, and several of the world’s leading Russian literature scholars and literary critics.

Russian Literature Week 2017 will take place May 1-6 in literary venues across New York City including Book Culture, the Strand Bookstore, New York University, Columbia University, the Grolier Club, and the Russian Samovar restaurant – and, as always, online.

MONDAY – MAY 1

7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
The Russian Literary Matrix: Contemporary Russian Writers Reflect on the Classics
Participants: Lisa Hayden, Vadim Leventhal, Marina Stepnova, Maya Kucherskaya, Pavel Basinsky, Andrei Gelasimov
The Grolier Club
47 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022

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Online film screening: The Black Monk by Anton Chekhov


TUESDAY – MAY 2

4:30 pm
The Art of Translation: A Literary Roundtable
Participants: Ruth Franklin, Antonina W. Bouis, Tom Kitson, Marian Schwartz, Lisa Hayden
Co-sponsored by Columbia University Press
Kellogg Center, Columbia University
420 W 118th St, New York, NY 10027

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7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
Russian Writers in Conversation (in Russian)
Participants: Pavel Basinsky, Vadim Leventhal, Andrei Gelasimov, Marina Stepnova, Maya Kucherskaya
Saint-Petersburg Trade House, New York
261 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016

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6:00 pm

Russian library: 3 brand new translations published

Russian library: 3 brand new translations published

RUSSIAN LIBRARY Launch Party
Co-sponsored by Columbia University Press
Participants: Jennifer Crewe, Christine Dunbar, Caryl Emerson, Stephanie Sandler, Vsevolod Bagno, Vladimir Grigoriev, Peter B. Kaufman
Casa Italiana, Columbia University
1161 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027

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Online film screening: The Black Monk by Anton Chekhov


WEDNESDAY – MAY 3

7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
Gender & Power in Russian Literature 
Participants: Maya Kucherskaya, Marina Stepnova
The Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

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7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
New Works from Russia: A Literary Roundtable 
Marian Schwartz, Andrei Gelasimov, Lisa Hayden, Vadim Leventhal, Pavel Basinsky, Anna Summers
Book Culture
536 W 112th St, New York, NY 10025

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Online film screening: Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin


THURSDAY – MAY 4

5:00 pm
What is Old is New: On Iliazd’s RAPTURE, the Sensational 1930s Novel
Tom Kitson, Jenn Wilson
In association with PEN AMERICA and the RUSSIAN LIBRARY 
Jordan Center – NYU
19 University Place, New York, NY 10003

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7:00 PM
The Russian Literary Matrix II: Literature & the Russian Revolution at 100
Vadim Levental, Jonathan Brent, and others
READ RUSSIA PRIZE 2017 Announcement & Cocktail
Reception with Russian Authors
Norwood Club
241 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011

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Online film screening: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy


FRIDAY – MAY 5

RUSSIAN LIBRARY
Editorial Advisory Board Meeting (Invitation-only)

Columbia University Press

7:00pm (doors open at 6.30pm)
Moscow, Petersburg & Russian Literature
Vsevolod Bagno and Solomon Volkov
Book Culture
536 W 112th St, New York, NY 10025

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Online film screening: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy


SATURDAY – MAY 6

11:00 am
The Politics of Russian Literary Translation:
Brunch with the Experts

Russian Literature in Translation: Why These Wars? Why Such Violence?
Oliver Ready and Caryl Emerson
Russian Samovar
256 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019

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Online film screening: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

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