Grigory Ryzhakov – Russian Writer

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Zwinger: The Art Thriller. Interview with Elena Kostioukovitch

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Elena Kostioukovitch (photo by Alex Pivovarov)

Today I’m having a conversation with Elena Kostioukovich, a literary agent, visiting professor at several Italian universities, author and translator of Umberto Eco novels to Russian.


Elena, first of all, congratulations on the Italian translation of your novel Zwinger, which is titled Sette Notti (Seven Nights) in Italian.… Read the rest

New Russian Scifi – Future: Immortality and Overpopulation


Forget the Death. (the central motto in the  new Russian scifi novel “Future” by Dmitry Glukhovsky).

Dystopian and post-apocalyptic science fiction has been popular from the very birth day of the genre. Many recent novels of this kind focus on intricate plots, yet an occasional gem goes a notch above and explores some deep themes and ideas and things that may actually happen in the near future.… Read the rest