Grigory Ryzhakov – Russian Writer

Ludmila Ulitskaya

Russian Literature: Women and Love


Konstantin Makovsky [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

If something was chosen to represent the pride of Russia, it would definitely be the beauty, intelligence, resourcefulness, resilience of Russian women. And luckily, the modern women’s prose is well translated.


Natasha Perova, the founder of Glas publishing house

Firstly, I’d like to introduce you short story anthologies published by Glas.… Read the rest

Modern Russian Literature. Raising the Ignorance Curtain.

How many modern Russian books have you read or contemporary Russian authors you heard of? Outside Russia its literature is primarily associated with Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Chekhov, Bulgakov, Pasternak and Solzhenitsyn. Their books are often in top 100 must-read lists. Yet, it’s strange that the riches of Post-Soviet literature don’t spread much to the West as if being stopped by an invisible barrier.… Read the rest