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Literary Club Meeting in September

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Literary Club Meeting in September

On September 29 Division of Literature in Art (Kamsky Institute of Humanities and Engineering Technologies; V. Sivkova St., 12a, room 224) is hosting a regular meeting of the Literary Club of National Library of Udmurt Republic. The club is going to discuss new fiction books that have recently arrived to the National Library of the Udmurt Republic.   

The Club meeting will be accompanied by the book exhibition “New Books, New Names” displaying new and first published works written by the leading Russian and foreign authors, already-famous young writers and authors first translated into Russian. Among them are Natsuo Kirino, a Japanese novelist, laureate of the Edgar Poe Award and the Japan Mystery Writers Association Award (her novel “Soft Cheeks” displayed at the exhibition received the prestigious Naoki Prize); Kim Nam Chzho, an outstanding Korean poet, laureate of the national literary awards (poetry collection “The Songs of Today and Tomorrow”); Lloyd Jones, a New Zealand author (his novel “Mister Pip” was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize).


Among other items on display are the new editions of the books authored by the laureates of the Nobel Prize — John Maxwell Coetzee, Mo Yan, José Saramago, and by other foreign authors — winners of prestigious literary awards: Jonathan Coe (“A Touch of Love”), Anthony Burgess  (“One Hand Clapping”), Françoise Sagan (“The Painted Lady), Günter Grass (“Unkenrufe”).


The exhibition also shows a great variety of works by Japanese authors Haruki Murakami’s “Sputnik Sweetheart” and “Tokyo Legends”; an anthology of classic and contemporary Japanese poetry “Strangers in the Eternity” in translations by A. Dolin and illustrations by Japanese artists of the early 20th century.


Russian literature is represented at the exhibition by the writers from the TOP 20 contemporary Russian authors — V. Makanin, V. Aksenov, L. Ulitskaya (the book "Childhood 45-53: Tomorrow Will Bring Happiness"), V. Pelevin, A. Varlamov, E. Vodolazkin, M. Palei and some others. Among young Russian authors — quite a popular writer Ksenia Buksha (she authored 8 novels and won one of the most prestigious Russian literary awards – the National Bestseller 2014 — for the book “Freedom Factory) and Masha Traub (she authored 8 adult and 2 children books).


The Club meeting will start at 6 pm. Admission is free. All are welcome to attend.