Held for five years now by the France-Ural Association, focusing on the Russophonia Award (which rewards the yearly best literary translation of a Russian work), the Paris Days of Russian Books and the Russian Speaking Literatures will be held between January 31st 2013 and February 1st 2014 and will have as theme St. Petersburg as open book.
Many Russian authors will be present including two authors of science fiction: Vyacheslav Rybakov and Sergey Arno.
Therefore, we will participate at two events, Viktoriya will coordinate the panel „Perspectives on Russian Society Through its Contemporary Culture” (guests : Yevgeny Bunimovitch, Alexandr Fomenko, Dina Khapaeva, Andrey Pelipenko and Zakhar Prilepin), while Patrice will moderate the panel “Boris Strugatsky‘s Workshop : St. Petersburg in the Fantastika Literature (guests : Sergey Arno, Vyacheslav Rybakov … and Viktoriya Lajoye) .
But there will also be many other roundtables, film screenings and theater performances, and a book fair and we ourselves will have a small stand.
The event will be held at the City Hall of the Paris fifth arrondissement, the film screenings at the La Clef studio, and theatrical performances at the Atalante.
For more information, here is the official website of the event : http://journeesdulivrerusse.fr/
© Patrice and Viktoriya Lajoye (France) Reposted by the permission of the authors. We’re thanking them.
The original post in french is on the authors’ blog, Russkaya Fantastika, Les 5e journées du livre russe à Paris : http://www.russkaya-fantastika.eu/
Viktoriya and Patrice Lajoye
Viktoriya and Patrice Lajoye are two specialists on the rusophone SF&F (russian and ukrainian ones), translators, editors and owners of the Russkaya Fantastika french speaking blog, a remarkable instrument and project dedicated to the analysis of the russian and ukrainian fantastika fiction, an important part of the European SF&F.