GBP 20.00 - GBP 30.00
Chance for Life invites you to the evening with writer and poet Dmitry Bykov as part of the Read Russia programme. Bykov will be reading some of his poetry and answering questions from the audience.
Bykov will be talking with culture journalist for the BBC and jury member of the Big Book literary prize, Alexander Kan. The evening will be held in Russian.
A writer, poet, publicist, literary critic, radio and television presenter, journalist, teacher of literature and film critic. Born in Moscow, Bykov graduated with a distinction from the department of journalism at Moscow State University. He served in the army, and from 1982 began his career in journalism.
Bykov is the author of 65 books of poetry, prose, journalism, biographies and articles of literary criticism. He has written biographies of Boris Pasternak, Bulat Okudzhava, Maksim Gorky and Vladimir Mayakovsky. He has played a role in the projects Poet-Citizen and A Good Man, in which the actor Mikhail Efremov read the poems In Spite of the Day, written by Bykov as a form of political satire of the styles of well-known writers and poets.
He is a three-time winner of the Big Book prize (for his biography of Boris Pasternak, and his novels Ostromov, or the Sorcerer’s Apprentice and June), and he has also won the National Bestseller and the Arkady and Boris Strugatsky award. He has received a range of awards in the fields of journalism and science fiction. His biographies have been translated into French, Italian, Norwegian and Chinese, while his poems and novellas have been published in English and German.
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