The 4th SLOVO Russian Literature Festival starts next week in London and Edinburgh!
With 25 events in 21 days, ACADEMIA ROSSICA brings you leading Russian writers including Dmitry Bykov, Mikhail Shishkin, Vera Polozkova, Vladimir Sharov and Evgeny Vodolazkin for a unique and captivating celebration of the literature and culture of Russia today.
From Pushkin to Pelevin, Dostoevsky to Shishkin, Mayakovsky to Bykov – literature has always been Russia’s calling card and writers have been its most important ambassadors. And undoubtedly, when speaking about the relationship between Britain and Russia, it is historically the literary links that have been the strongest ties between the two countries. It is therefore no surprise then that the only festival of Russian literature outside Russia was established in London! And in its fourth year in 2013, SLOVO is now expanding beyond London with a series of events in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh.