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Russia, now and then


Two writers, one through nonfiction and one fiction and both great storytellers, lead us on a vital journey into Russia Susan Richards returned to Russia in the wake of her Epics of Everyday Life, (winner the P.E.N. Time-Life Award for Non-Fiction and the Yorkshire Post Best First Work Award). Lost and Found in Russia is a moving account of her meetings with Russians over 16 years, the revelations of several lives. Susan Richards edits open Democracy Russia, part of openDemocracy, the website about global affairs which she co-founded. David Szalay, winner of the Betty Trask Award in 2008, takes us into the mind and heart of a KGB officer in his new novel The Innocent. ‘This is an exciting and memorable read. Expertly researched, it feels authentic, but wears its learning reassuringly lightly.’ – The Independent Recording of an event held Wednesday 25th November 2009. To download and save this audio file right-click on the 'download' link and use 'save link as'; we suggest changing the filename to something more meaningful at this stage. Just clicking the link will normally play the audio on your computer but may not offer you the facility to save the file.

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Keywords Russia, Novel, Biography, Larkin Centre, Visiting writers


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