Author of The Underground Hamid Ismailov will be a featured presenter at the 2015 Open Eurasia and Central Asia Literature Festival in London, which will take place November 6 - 9.
The purpose of the forum is to draw the attention of readers and experts on the past and present achievements of the Central Asian writers; to introduce writers with representatives of publishing houses and with their readers, libraries, educational institutions and the media; to promote the development of a multilateral dialogue among contemporary writers, critics, editors, publishers.
The Literary Festival aims to unite famous and talented young writers belonging to different literary movements and to revive interest in literature among wider sections.
A roundtable of writers from Central Asia will be held on 9th November 2015 at the headquarters of the BBC TV and Radio Company.
by Hamid Ismailov
Translated from the Russian by Carol Ermakova
"Ismailov tells a haunting tale of an Afro-Russian boy's search for love. Generous in spirit yet unsparing in its honesty, The Underground illuminates a loneliness that is as devastating as it is universal. In breathtaking prose, Ismailov reminds us again and again that even the slimmest thread of light can pierce through the darkest of days."
—Maaza Mengiste, author of Beneath the Lion's Gaze
“One of the best Russian novels of the 21st century.”
"Hamid Ismailov has the capacity of Salman Rushdie at his best to show the grotesque realization of history on the ground."
Paperback List Price: $16.99 • ISBN: 9781632060440 • Publication: 9/22/15 • 5-1/2" x 8-1/4" • 288 pages • Fiction: Contemporary Russian Literature / Race and Diversity • Territory: World English • eBook List Price: $14.99