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Durham University

School of Modern Languages & Cultures

Events in Modern Languages & Cultures

Russkiy Mir Centre and School of Modern Languages & Cultures: Public Lecture by Mikhail Shishkin 'A Contemporary Russian Writer: Challenges of Aesthetic and Political Self-Definition'

12th February 2014, 17:00, A56, Elvet Riverside I, Durham University

Russkiy Mir Centre and School of Modern Languages and Cultures at Durham University are pleased to invite you to a Public Lecture by the renowned Russian writer Mikhail Shishkin. 

Mikhail Shishkin is the only Russian writer to have received all three of Russia’s most prestigious literary awards. Shishkin’s literary debut came in 1993 with the publication of the short story “Calligraphy Lesson”. The novel The Taking of Ishmael took the Russian Booker (2000), after which Shishkincontinued to rack up awards: the National Bestseller in 2006 for the novel Maidenhair, and the Big Book Award in 2011 for the novel Letter-Book

Shishkin’s works have been translated into 28 languages. In 2012, the English-language translation of Maidenhair appeared in the US. His second English language novel The Light and the Dark has just appeared in press (January 2014).

Contact dusan.radunovic@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.