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Best Translated Book Award Photo

Here’s a picture from this month’s Best Translated Book Award, with some of the winners and several judges. A good time was had by ...

Latest Review: Night Wraps the Sky: Writings By and About Mayakovsky

Our latest review is by Margarita Shalina, who reviews a collection of writings by and about Vladimir Mayakovsky, Night Wraps the Sky, which was edited by Michael Almereyda. ...

Night Wraps the Sky: Writings By and About Mayakovsky

“A Mayakovsky Bestiary” Maria – Don’t you want me? You don’t want me! “A Cloud in Pants” (p. 103), Vladimir Mayakovsky Big man with a big voice, Futurist, prisoner in solitary confinement, graphic designer, propagandist, early Soviet film star, Poet, suicide. There is no ...

Matvei Yankelevich in Stop Smiling

The latest issue of Stop Smiling has an excellent interview with Matvei Yankelevich about his translation of Daniil Kharms’s Today I Wrote Nothing. A good portion of the interview consists of Yankelevich talking about the process of translation and other translations of Russian literature, including this bit ...

Chad Post on KRUI

KRUI, the University of Iowa’s public radio station, held a discussion this morning featuring our own Chad Post; Dedi Felman of Words Without Borders, Matvei Yankelevich of Ugly Duckling Presse, Hugh Ferrer, Associate Director of the International Writers Program, and Keisha Lynn, Project Assistant at the International ...

The New Yorker, Bringing the International Fiction

Now if they’d only get rid of the lame cartoons, I’d really like the New Yorker. Anyway, on top of the Kunkel review of Robert Walser, this week’s New Yorker includes some pieces from the OBERIU-founding, grand-absurdist Daniil Kharms. Any Kharms books, stories, excerpts you can get your hands on are ...