At Russia beyond the Headlines Marina Obrazkova looks at What do Russians read ?
Unsurprisingly, prolific Darya Dontsova continues to sell phenomenally well -- though Boris Akunin, Tatyana Ustinova, Alexandra Marinina top the list of bestselling-authors.
(Sorry, I couldn't find any of the original reports she refers to at the official sites.....)
At Russia Beyond the Headlines Tatyana Trofimova reports on how Classic literature gets a facelift in Russian bookstores, as 'publishers are experimenting with new cover designs in the hope of attracting buyers'. Somehow, I'm not su...
At The New Yorker's Page-Turner weblog Sally McGrane profiles Boris Akunin: Russia's Dissident Detective Novelist (and translator from the Japanese).
At Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Bashir Ahmad Gwakh has a Q & A with Boris Akunin, Watching The Detectives: Popular Russian Crime Novelist Discusses His Craft.
The headline of Dmitry Bak's Russia beyond the Headlines article -- From Chekhov to Akunin, Russian literature is being condensed -- seems to have lost something in translation, but his lament -- "The bottom line is that the majesty...