Monday, April 04, 2011

Bestselling Russian Author LUDMILA ULITSKAYA in New York for Launch of DANIEL STEIN, INTERPRETER

Award-winning novelist and human rights activist Ludmila Ulitskaya will appear at two special events this week in New York to mark the U.S. publication of her bestselling novel Daniel Stein, Intepreter. Translated from the Russian by Arch Tait, Daniel Stein, Interpreter is the winner of the Russian Literary Prize and a million-copy seller in Russia.

Institute of Modern Russia and Harriman Institute will sponsor a reading on Tuesday, April 5, at 6pm, at Faculty House, Seminar Room No. 1, Columbia University, Upper West Side, Manhattan, New York. Faculty House is located on Columbia University’s East Campus on Morningside Drive, north of 116th Street.

On Wednesday, April 6, at 7pm, Ludmila Ulitskaya will be honored at an event sponsored by CEC Artslink, Baryshnikov Center, and The Overlook Press. This special evening will include a reading, Q &A hosted by Overlook publisher Peter Mayer, and a reception to follow. The event will be held at Baryshnikov Arts Center, Howard Gilman Performance Space, 450 W. 37th Street, New York. Seating is limited and RSVP required:

Ludmila Ulitskaya is the author of twelve works of fiction (over 3.000.000 copies sold in Russia only), three tales for children and of six plays staged by a number of theatres in Russia and in Germany. She is frequently called the most profound and far-reaching author of the contemporary Russian literature.She made her first appearance on the literary stage as a short-story writer; several collections of Ulitskaya's short stories published under various titles are full of rich colour and psychological details. Then followed several novels, each having become an important event of Russian literature of our days.

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