Happiness is Possible and Captain of the Steppe considered for the Rossica Translation Prize 2014

HAPPINESS cover low res

Captain of the Steppe cover









We are very excited to announce that TWO of our books attracted the attention of the judges of the Rossica Translation Prize 2014Ian Appleby’s translation of Captain of the Steppe by Oleg Pavlov was longlisted. Andrew Bromfield’s translation of Happiness is Possible by Oleg Zaionchkovksy has been shortlisted. We are delighted that both Ian and Andrew’s translation work has been recognised. The winner will be announced on 20th March.

To view the full longlist and shortlist, please visit the Rossica Prize webpage


The Rossica Prize ‘aims to promote the best of Russian literary culture in the English-speaking world, rewarding and encouraging the translation of a broad range of authors, genres and periods. The Rossica Prize judges – Professor Donald Rayfield, Professor Andrew Kahn and Dr. Oliver Ready – chose this year’s shortlist from a wide selection of Russian literary writing, past and present.’

Oleg Pavlov’s next book The Matiushin Case, translated by Andrew Bromfield, is the second volume in the Russian Booker winning trilogy, Tales from the Last Days. It will be published by And Other Stories on 8 July 2014.

(right) Andrew Bromfield, translator




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