On 8th September 2012 British writer and journalist Alex Preston, called by the critics a voice of a lost generation of bankers and brokers, a nominee of the Spear's and Edinburgh Festival first book prizes will visit Moscow to present his best-selling novel This Bleeding City. The novel will be published in Russian in September by Phantom-Press editing house. Apart from that Alex will give a workshop on creative writing and will take part in a discussion at BookMarket open air festival.
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Alex Preston was born in 1979. He lives in London with his wife and two children. His first novel, This Bleeding City, was published by Faber and Faber in March 2010 in the UK, and across twelve further territories. It won the Spear's and Edinburgh Festival first book prizes and has been a bestseller in the UK, Italy and China. Alex is a regular panellist on the flagship BBC Arts Review Show and writes book reviews for a number of national newspapers, as well as a monthly column for Epsilon Magazine in Greece. He teaches Creative Writing at the University of Kent. His second novel, The Revelations, is out now.
On 8th September 2012 from 12.00 till 14.00 Alex Preston will give a workshop on a creative writing for young novelists, journalists, translators and everybody who is interested in the process of a text creation. During the workshop Alex will share his professional experience, tell about his work on the novels This Bleeding City and The Revelations and give practical advice to young writers. He will also speak about the emerging British literature and present some new names of the contemporary book market. The workshop will take place at Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design (Bersenevskaya emb. 14 bld. 5), in English without translation.
If you would like to take part in a workshop, please register on our website.
On 8th September 2012 from 16.00 till 18.00 Alex Preston will present his novel This Bleeding City, which is published in Russian by Phantom-Press editing house in less than a month.
A presentation will take place in Dodo magic book room (Taganskaya str, 31/22) in English with consequent translation.
On 8 September 2012 from 19.00 till 21.00 Alex Preston will take part in a discussion, devoted to the new tendencies of the contemporary British and Russian prose, as well as historical and social aspects in modern literature. The discussion will take place in the framework of BookMarket open air festival (Krymsky val str, 10, Museon park).
BookMarket, organised by Buro17 with the support of the federal agency for the press and mass communication, combines literature, music, modern art, cinema and education in an effort to bring a flavour of modern European capital cities, the spirit of street book fails and second-hand shops to Moscow and mixing them with a sprinkling of music and theatre that can be seen regularly on the banks of the Seine.
The programme of the BookMarket festival is aimed at a wide audience but first and foremost at young people and young families with children. Among the participants there are Russian publishing houses who release fictional, children's, popular science and intellectual literature. In the framework of the festival there will be 'meet and greets' with leading writers, theatrical readings, film showings, an interactive exhibition and festival of video art and concerts.
The discussion with Alex Preston will take place in the format of a moderated Q&A session. Russian journalist Nikolay Uskov will also take part in a discussion. The discussion will be moderated by Russian critic Konstantin Milchin.
Nikolay Uskov is a Russian journalist, president of Mikhail Prokhorov’s media group Zhivi, PhD of historical sciences. From 2002 till 2003 he was a chief editor of Men's Health magazine, from 2003 till 2012 he was a chief editor of GQ Russia. In 2008 Nikolay published his first fiction novel «Golden Collection of the Death». Since 2012 he is a participant of «Snob» project. Nikolay is an author of critical articles and essays.
Konstantin Milchin is a literature critic, journalist. Konstantin was born in 1980 in Moscow. He graduated from a school named after R. Rolland and from the faculty of the History and Philology of RSUH. Since 2000 he works as a book reviewer. He worked for Knizhnoye obozrenie and Time Out magazines, was a presented on Voice of Russia, Mayak and Radio Culture. Nowadays he works for Russian reporter magazine and Vedomosti Friday newspaper, he is also a presenter of Pereplet (‘book cover’) programme on Style TV channel. Konstatin is a professor of the history of contemporary literature at RSUH.
A discussion will be in English and Russian with simultaneous translation. For taking the equipment for the translation, you need to have your ID/driver's license/any other document with you.
From 9th till 10th September 2012 Alex Preston will take part in the International Meetings of Writers at Yasnaya Polyana – an annual literature festival in memory of Leo Tolstoy.
Fore more detailed information please contact Alexandra Smirnova at Alexandra.email@example.com.
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