The 6th annual Slovo Russian Literature Festival is underway in London, because with only the book fair going on there is a painful shortage of literary events in the British capital at the moment. The festival was opened by Boris Akunin, who will also be speaking this evening. Two other authors known for their novels in translation are Vladimir Sorokin, author of Days of the Oprichnik as well as Dmitry Glukhovsky, who wrote the dystopian Metro 2035, which the program mentions has recently been optioned by MGM Studios (and now, Mr. Glukhovsky, you will learn the true meaning of a dystopian nightmare!). There is also an interesting-looking evening devoted to four Russian writers living in the UK: Carina Cockrell, Eva Lanska, Juja D. and Alla Bashenko.
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