June 2-7, 2012 | New York City
ReadRussia2012.com | #ReadRussia
In association with BookExpo America (BEA) and sponsored by Russia’s Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communication, Read Russia 2012, a new initiative celebrating contemporary Russian literature and book culture, offers American audiences opportunities to meet and engage with a new generation of Russia’s literary leaders and newsmakers.
Read Russia at BEA 2012
A 4,000-square-foot display and performance space at the Javits Center hosting presentations on topics including the Russian book market, Russian literature in translation, and new works by Russian writers, publishers, historians, and journalists.
Read Russia - Literary Showcase
A citywide festival of Russian literary and book arts across New York’s leading cultural and educational institutions - with more than 50 of Russia’s leading writers.
Read Russia Gallery
A public exhibition of major avant-garde artwork from Russian children’s books published between 1881 and 1939.
The Alexander Solzhenitsyn Archive and the Stalin Digital Archive
Presentations on the digitization of major historical archiv
New Literary and History Translations
Major new print and digital anthologies of modern Russian fiction and nonfiction released for BEA.
The Russians Are Writing! - Television and Video
Production and presentation of The Russians are Writing! In Search of the (New) Great Russian Novel, a documentary introducing Russian literary successors to Gogol, Chekhov, and Tolstoy.
Read Russia Roof - Film Series and Live Performances
Late-night presentations of film and music inspired by Russian literary works, also with gala events at the New York Public Library and the Russian Consulate.
Read Russia Online
Launch of a comprehensive website providing video-, audio-, image-, and text-rich resources for the promotion of Russian literature and publishing.
Bookstore and Bookseller Promotions
A campaign with the American Booksellers Association and BookExpo America to promote Russian contemporary authors through the 2012 holiday season.