The participation of the United Kingdom as Country of Honour at the Non/fiction Book Fair is the culmination of the year-long programme of the UK-Russia Year of Language and Literature 2016.

Parallel Programme

The parallel programme of the Non/fiction Book Fair includes meetings with leading British authors, autograph signing sessions, lectures and exhibitions.

1 December (Thursday)

20.00

Meeting with Paul Mason 

Falanster bookshop

Meeting with Paul Mason and presentation of his book Postcapitalism. A Guide to Our Future will take place at Falanster bookshop (Malyy Gnezdnikovskiy per., 12/27)

 

 

In partnership with Ad Marginem Press

2 December (Friday)

13.00 – 15.00

Meeting with Emma Healey

Gorky Institute of World Literature

 

In partnership with Gorky Institute of World Literature and Maxim Gorky Literature Institute

 

Registration is required

13.00 

Meeting with children’s books author David Almond

Russian State Children’s Library

 

Meeting with children’s books author David Almond and translator Olga Varshaver will take place at Russian State Children’s Library (Kaluzhskaya sq. 1)

 

In partnership with Samokat Publishing House

Registration is required: tel. 8 (499) 230-00-93

16.00

Talk by David Almond moderated by the translator Olga Varshaver

 

All-Russian State Library of the Foreign Literature

Talk by David Almond moderated by the translator Olga Varshaver will take place at All-Russian State Library of the Foreign Literature, children’s hall (Nikoloyamskaya St, 1)

 

In partnership with Samokat Publishing House

16.30

Jonathan Coe in Moskva

 

Moskva Bookshop

Meeting with British author Jonathan Coe will take place at Moskva Bookshop (Tverskaya St, 8)

 

In partnership with Phantom Press Publishing House

 

19.30

Opening of Tom Gauld’s exhibition 

Samokat Publishing House

Opening of Tom Gauld’s exhibition that will work till the 30th of December 2016 will take place at Samokat Publishing House (Malaya Ordynka St, 13 bld. 3)

3 December (Saturday)

18.00

Lecture by the British journalist Paul Mason

Kazan

Lecture by the British journalist Paul Mason will take place at the Centre for Contemporary Culture “Smena” in Kazan (ul. Burkhana Shakhidi, 7).

In partnership with Ad Marginem Press

 

19:30

Jim Crace reads excerpt from his works within the International Spoken Word Festival 

Stanislavsky Electrotheatre

British author Jim Crace reads excerpt from his works within the International Spoken Word Festival which takes place at Stanislavsky Electrotheatre (Tverskaya St, 23)

19.00

Autograph signing session with Tom Gauld

Comics book store “Chuk I Gik”

Autograph signing session with Tom Gauld will take place at the comics book store “Chuk I Gik” (Klimentovskiy per., 6)

In partnership with Boomkniga Publishing House 

4 December (Sunday)

13.00–15.00

Meeting with Laline Paull

Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute

 

In partnership with Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute

Registration is requirerd

14.00

Meeting with Julian Barnes moderated by Natalia Kochetkova and autograph signing

Chitai-gorod Bookshop

Meeting with Julian Barnes moderated by special correspondent of Lenta.ru Natalia Kochetkova and autograph signing session will take place at Chitai-gorod Bookshop (Evropeisky shopping mall, 4 floor).

In partnership with Azbooka Atticus Publishing Group

16.00-17.00

Autograph signing session with the British author Sebastian Faulks

Moscow Bookshop, Tverskaya St, 8

 

 

In partnership with Sindbad Publishing Ltd

18.00

Travelling Tales and Flying Carpets: Words on the Move

The State Tretyakov Gallery

Myths, folklore and fairy tales are filled with impossible fantasies, irrational beliefs and savage scenes; yet they are an archive of human thinking about human existence. Marina Warner, following some of the roads stories have travelled, will explore the power of reasoned imagination, its capacity to connect with real life experience, and to redraw ideas of love, justice, and fate.

 

The lecture will take place at The State Tretyakov Gallery (Lavrushinsky pereulok, 10, lecture hall).

 

Registration is required

19.30

 

Laline Paull reads from her novel The Bees within the International Spoken Word Festival 

Stanislavsky Electrotheatre

British author Laline Paull reads from her novel The Bees within the International Spoken Word Festival which takes place at Stanislavsky Electrotheatre (Tverskaya St, 23).

6 December (Tuesday)

18.00 

David Almond – writer with wings

St Petersburg, The Mayakovsky Library

David Almond, one of the world’s most famous writers for children and young adults, winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Hans Christian Andersen Award, presents his books –world bestsellers Skellig, My Name is Mina, and Boy Who Swam with Piranhas, and his new book My Dad's a Birdman. Russian readers know these books through Olga Varshavers translations who will also moderate the talk.

David Almond and Olga Varshaver, translator of his books into Russian, will talk about plots and inspirations for them, about differences in concepts of adult and children literature, and about things that can and cannot be translated. We welcome to this session everyone interested in literature and literary translation.

The talk will take place at The Mayakovsky Library (Fontanka River Emb, 46, St. Petersburg)

In partnership with Samokat Publishing House