At the Literature Summer festival Natasha Fairweather and Gleb Uspensky will talk about changes in the publishing sector (including e-books and social media), why conventional publishing is still vital to both the market and the health of culture. They will also speak about more general ideas of how books can build bridges between cultures where politics and diplomacy may be failing.
Natasha Fairweather's lecture "Literature and History" will take place at 12.00 on the second stage "Shardam café" in the Muzeon Park of Arts on June, 27, 2015.
The participation is free of charge, registration is required.
Natasha Fairweather is joint head of books at United Agents in London. She began her career as a literary agent at Curtis Brown in 1989 before moving first to Jerusalem, and then Moscow where she worked as a journalist, writer and human rights activist. During her Moscow years (1994-1998) she was the literary editor of The Moscow Times, as well as writing and reviewing for the London Times and The Economist. She returned to London and literary agenting in 1999, joining AP Watt, the world’s oldest literary agency and moving to United Agents in 2012 when the two agencies amalgamated. Natasha represents a variety of distinguished non-fiction writers including politicians, biographers, historians and journalists and also a growing number of literary novelists. She speaks French and Russian.