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Byre World: A Conversation with Andrei Kurkov

Wednesday 12 April, 4:30pm
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Andrei Kurkov ‘In Conversation With’ Victoria Donovan, 4.30-5.30pm


The Centre for Russian, Soviet, Central and East European Studies together the Byre World series at Modern Languages, St Andrews, is delighted to welcome Andrei Kurkov, one of Ukraine’s foremost novelists, journalists and public commentators to talk about art and revolution in today’s Ukraine. Andrei has been praised by the British media as a novelist whose works ‘ingeniously explore the political, psychological and emotional travails of a diverse gallery of Ukrainians’ (The Guardian, 2011). In 2014 he published the important and timely Ukraine Diaries: Dispatches from Kiev, which was hailed as work that ‘distills both tragedy and delight into pithy humane prose’ (The Guardian, 2014). Andrei will discuss politics, identity, violence and art in Ukraine with the Russian Department’s Victoria Donovan.


Book signing with Andrei Kurkov, 5.30-6pm (Toppings bookshop)