On Wednesday, August 17, Oleg Kashin, author of Fardwor, Russia! A Fantastical Tale of Life Under Putin, will appear at the Edinburgh International Book Festival with Andrey Kurkov, author of The Bickford Fuse.
Born near Leningrad in 1961, Andrey Kurkov was a journalist, prison warder, cameraman and screenplay-writer before his novels took off. He received "hundreds of rejections" and was a pioneer of self-publishing, selling more than 75,000 copies of his books in a single year. His novel Death and the Penguin, his first in English translation, was an international bestseller, drawing acclaim from all quarters. He lives in Kiev with his English wife and their three children.
The Edinburgh International Book Festival began in 1983 and is now a key event in the August Festival season, celebrated annually in Scotland's capital city. Biennial at first, the Book Festival became a yearly celebration in 1997.
When: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 5:45 pm
Where: Edinburgh International Book Festival, Garden Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom