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Maya Badalbeyli. The artist of brush and words

Today, the M. Rudomino All-Russia State Library for Foreign Literature hosts a presentation of the exhibition ‘The artist of brush and words" and  book ‘Reflections’ of a Ph.D., member …

Bob Dylan wins Nobel prize in literature

American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan was named the winner of the Nobel prize for literature in Stockholm today “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”. …

Fazil Iskander passes away

Famous Soviet and Russian writer Fazil Iskander passed away today at 11:30 in his country house in Peredelkino. "He led an active lifestyle till the last moment, there were no signs of trouble," his wife said. …

Book Festival on Moscow's Red Square

The ‘Red Square’ festival was opened today in Moscow near the Kremlin’s walls. It is to last up to June 6th. Its program consists of about 400 events in six major areas, including …

 2nd International Festival of Literature starts in Tbilisi

Georgia is holding the 2nd Tbilisi International Festival of Literature , which will last until May 21. The event will be attended by novelists, essayists, translators, poets from the US, Chile, the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Poland, …

 Famous Azerbaijani writer Maksud Ibrahimbeyov dies

The well-known Azerbaijani writer, playwright, screenwriter, People's Writer of Azerbaijan, a former MP Magsud Ibrahimbeyov, has died at the age of 80 years. Magsud Ibrahimbeyov was born on May 11, 1935 in Baku. He …

Frederic Beigbeder meets with Georgian readers

Yesterday, one of the book stores of Tbilisi hosted a meeting of the famous French writer and director Frederic Beigbeder with readers. On the same day a screening of the film 'Love Lives Three Years' and a …

Umberto Eco passes away

The well-known novelist and historian Umberto Eco has died at the age of 84. His relatives said he died in Italy, but provided no further details, RIA Novosti reports. Umberto Eco was born in …