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The Lawyer from Lychakiv Street

By Andriy Kokotiukha - Published 2020

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This Ukrainian crime novel requires at least some knowledge of the time and place in which it is set, so it is worth ...Read Review

A Flame Out at Sea

By Novikov Dmitry - Published 2019

Genres:

Literary

This is a novel about the Russian North, the land of the Pomors, a landscape of lakes and forests, bears and fish, where ...Read Review

The Monastery

By Nicholas Kotar (trans.) - By Zakhar Prilepin - Published 2020

Genres:

Literary

Solovki. The first Soviet labour camp on an island in the White Sea, the blueprint for what became the Gulag. Originally planned as ...Read Review

Little Zinnobers

By Carol Ermakova (trans.) - By Elena Chizhova - Published 2019

Genres:

Literary

Little Zinnobers is not an easy read and presents many challenges, especially to an English-speaking readership. Even the title is problematic, coming from ...Read Review

The Revenge of the Foxes

By Ak Welsapar - By Richard Govett (trans.) - Published 2019

Genres:

Literary

The Institute of Cardiovascular Surgery in Moscow specialises in the heart problems of young people. The narrator Nazarli arrives from his native Turkmenistan ...Read Review

The Nuremberg Trials

By Alexander Zvyagintsev - Published 2019

Genres:

Thriller

The Nuremberg Trials are about to begin, and the victorious nations are determined that the Nazis will be brought to justice. The USSR’...Read Review

Death of the Snake Catcher: Short Stories

By Ak Welsapar - Published 2018

Genres:

LiteraryShort Stories

This recent translation into English of some of Ak Welsapar’s short stories is a rare and welcome opportunity to read a work ...Read Review

Alpine Ballad

By Vasil Bykau - Published 2016

Genres:

Literary

This short but powerful novel begins with Ivan Tsyareshka escaping from a Nazi concentration camp in the Austrian Alps and embarking on a ...Read Review

The Investigator

By Margarita Khemlin - Published 2015

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Set in the author’s native Ukraine in the early 1950s, the novel tells of the murder of a young woman. It seems ...Read Review

Gnedich

By Elena Dimov (trans.) - By Maria Rybakova - Published 2015

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

Even for those well-versed in Russian literature, Nikolai Ivanovich Gnedich (1784-1833) is hardly a household name, but in his time he was a ...Read Review