Riveting Reads: Russian Literature Today – Boris Akunin

Boris Akunin (pen-name of Grigory Chkhartishvili) – famous as Russia’s leading detective and crime writer, Akunin also writes ‘serious’ literary novels as well as essays, history books and plays. His recent multi-volume, popular history project, entitled History of The Russian State, combines both non-fiction and fiction. Akunin’s books have sold over 30 million copies in Russia alone and are translated into almost 50 languages. Several of his books have been made into films and TV series in Russia.

Boris Akunin will appear during the Riveting Reads: Russian Literature Today event on 3 August at British Library, alongside Alisa Ganieva, Andrey Kurkov and Zinovy Zinik.

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