Anna Narinskaya is a participant of the 18th International Book Fair for High-Quality Fiction and Non-Fiction, where the United Kingdom will be the Country of Honour this year as a part of the UK-Russia Year of Language and Literature 2016.

About the speaker

Anna Narinskaya is a literary critic, curator and special correspondent for “Kommersant”. Anna studied Philology at Moscow State University before pursuing postgraduate studies at Columbia University and joining the BBC's Documentary Film department. On returning to Moscow she worked for the Russian TV channel NTV and then headed up the Culture section of “Expert” magazine. Aside from writing for Kommersant, Anna writes for Afisha, Colta and Meduza. In 2015 she curated “200 heartbeats per minute: the typewriter and 20th century consciousness” a major exhibition at Moscow's Modern Art Museum. In 2016, leading independent publisher Corpus released her collected journalism in the volume Not a Chaffinch: a story about myself in Notes and Supplements.