Russia Beyond the Headlines has launched a Japanese edition of its special project on Russian literature, Voices of Read Russia, ahead of the 20th Tokyo International Book Fair. The project is already available online and in print in English, French and German. A printed booklet is also available in Spanish.
For those who prefer to read on tables, the project is also available in English as an app for both iPad and Android devices.
“We launched Read Russia about a year ago. This section, which is read with considerable interest by readers across the world, will now appear in Japan. We believe this to be an excellent opportunity for avid readers and those connected with the publishing market to keep an eye on the contemporary literary process online,” said Eugene Abov, head of the Russia Beyond the Headlines project.
The new section will give Japanese readers a unique chance not only to get to know the Russian classics, but also keep track of the most recent trends in contemporary Russian literature.
Interviews with popular Russian writers, such as Boris Akunin and Lyudmila Ulitskaya, columns by contemporary writers and the latest news from the book market will get the Japanese audience on the same wavelength as Russian authors and keep up with the world of Russian literature.
Reviews of new Russia-related publications by Japanese experts will help readers find their way in bookstores, while the literature calendar will let them keep up with the latest developments in the world of literature.
The section also features a multimedia section and a blog in which foreign readers write about the Russian books that changed their lives.
The new section is available here:
RBTH is a media partner of Read Russia, an initiative aimed at introducing Russia’s contemporary writers and literary heritage to new audiences.
Through innovative programs, projects, and events supporting English-language translation and publication of Russian works, Read Russia provides international audiences with fresh opportunities to engage - in person, on screen, and online - with Russia's literary leaders and heritage.