A MoRA Literary Event
Cosponsored by Causa Artium
Olga Slavnikova, Written and Spoken
A Meeting with One of the Crucial Figures in Russian Letters
Friday, 20 May at 6:30 p.m.
Introduced and moderated by John William Narins.
Olga Slavnikova grew up in the city of Ekaterinburg in the Ural mountain region. She graduated from the Ural University with a degree in journalism. Her first novel, A Dragonfly Enlarged to the Size of a Dog, made the short list for the Russian Booker Prize in 1997; it immediately raised her to the top ranks of Russian literature. Her second novel was Alone in the Mirror, which made the short list of the Anti-Booker Prize and was the winner of the Pavel Bazhov Prize. She then won the Critics’ Academy prize for Immortal, which was also shortlisted for the Belkin and the National Bestseller prizes. Her critical essays have won her the Polonsky Prize.
This event is FREE.
The reading and discussion will be followed by a reception.
Margo Grant, Director: 917-449-2842
John William Narins, Program Director: 818-642-9225