Thursday 14 January 2021 - 19:04 to Tuesday 26 January 2021 - 19:04

Cultural and Education Section in partnership with Maxim Gorky Institute of Literature and Creative Writing and Swansea University launch a series of public talks on contemporary British literature within UK-Russia Creative Bridge 2020-21 programme.

Max Porter on Myth, Hybridity and Voice

When: 14 January 2021, 19:00 Moscow time

In this special online event, Max Porter talks about his career as an editor, bookseller and critically-acclaimed British writer, before discussing the changing shape of the English novel, myth and modern forms, his bestselling works and approach to writing and the relationship between literature and literacy.

The event will include special readings by Max from his award-winning works Grief is the Thing with Feathers and Lanny, as well as his new book The Death of Francis Bacon, 'an attempt to write as painting, not about it'.

In conversation with Dr Elaine Canning, Head of Cultural Engagement and Development at Swansea University.

Award-winning Max Porter is one of Britain’s most original and innovative writers. Max's first novel, Grief Is the Thing with Feathers, won the International Dylan Thomas Prize, the Sunday Times/Peters, Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year, the Europese Literatuurprijs and the BAMB Readers' Award, and was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Goldsmiths Prize. It has been translated into twenty-nine languages. Enda Walsh’s stage adaptation starting Cillian Murphy toured in 2019. Max's second novel Lanny (Faber, 2019) was a Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller and longlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize. His highly anticipated third book, The Death of Francis Bacon, will be published by Faber in January 2021. Max lives in Bath with his family.

Crime Fiction and Legal Truth

26 January 2021 года, 19:00 Moscow time
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In this special online event, a panel of experts in crime fiction, thriller writing and Law discuss the intersection between crime fiction and legal truth. What is the relationship between crime fiction and true crime? And to what extent must the crime writer become a legal expert? A session full of suspense focusing on European crime fiction featuring eminent barrister and Head of Swansea University's Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, Professor Elwen Evans QC, along with Swansea-born Philip Gwynne Jones, author of the hugely successful "Nathan Sutherland" crime novels (set in Venice), and translator and editor Dr Katharina Hall, a specialist in German thriller writing and creator of Mrs Peabody Investigates.

In conversation with Professor D.J. Britton, Playwright and Head of English Literature and Creative Writing at Swansea University.

All events are held in English with simultaneous translation into Russian, on Zoom platform.

Attendance is free, registration is required.