Wednesday, 18 April 2012

GLAS: Young Women’s Writing from Russia

Arpril 20 April 2012 – 7.00pm
Language: In Russian
Young Women’s Writing from Russia: A presentation by top Russian publisher GLAS

Russian women increasingly occupy leading roles in society. They take a sober view of the present-day world. With typical female emotion and attention to detail they speak openly about previously forbidden subjects – including specifically female problems – and leave no taboos unturned.

Female vision is always sharp, unexpected and paradoxical. Particularly fascinating is women’s frank self portraits and their merciless portrayals of the opposite gender. They often impersonate men and obviously don’t think much of them.

Interestingly, half of the authors in Russia today are women and their books are invariably in great demand.

Olga Slavnikova (see above) is an internationally renowned author of definitive novels, winner of the Russian Booker Prize and director of the Debut Prize
Tickets: Admission Free

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