Hamid Ismailov and Carol Ermakova at the London Book Fair
- Olympia Exhibition Centre Hammersmith Road London United Kingdom (map)
On Wednesday April 13, Hamid Ismailov, author of The Underground, and the novel's translator will give a presentation at the London Book Fair entitled "The Moscow Metro as a literary object, or race relations in the last years of the Soviet Union." The event is a part of the UK-Russia Year of Language and Literature.
When: Wednesday, April 13, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Where: Olympia Exhibition Centre, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8 UX, Stand 5 D169
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 ISBN: 9780989983242