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Shamil Idiatullin and Yulia Iakovleva in Conversation

10 April, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Russian writers Shamil Idiatullin and Yulia Iakovleva will hold a meet-the-author session on the fourth floor of Waterstones Piccadilly (203 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9HA (D)) on Tuesday, 10th April at 17:30 as part of the Читай Россию/Read Russia programme.

The event will be held in Russian.

Shamil Idiatullin is a journalist, editor, and writer. He was born in Ulyanovsk, grew up in Naberezhnye Chelny, studied in Kazan, and now lives in Moscow. He graduated from Kazan State University with a degree in journalism and has served as Head of the Regional Editions Department at the Kommersant newspaper. Shamil Idiatullin published his first book in 2004, and since then has written seven more. In 2017, his novel Brezhnev City received the Big Book Prize. Idiatullin is a laureate of Vladimir Savchenko Award, New Horizons Prize, and Krapivin Prize.

Yulia Iakovleva is a journalist, art critic, playwright, and novelist. She has worked as a ballet critic for leading Russian newspapers and magazines, composed plays, and has served as an international writer in residence for London’s Royal Court Theatre. She is also the author of books about ballet, detective stories, and reality tales. Her book, The Raven’s Children, which takes place in Leningrad in 1938, received the In Other Words prize, was included in the annual White Ravens Catalogue, became the finalist of the Yasnaya Polyana Book Award of 2016, and is now being published in English by Penguin (May, 2018). Iakovleva is the author of the cycle Leningrad Fairy Tales. She also works as an illustrator.

In partnership with Russian Children’s Book Festival, Anglo-Russian Culture Club and Russian Book Club


Waterstones Piccadilly
203 - 206 Piccadilly
London, W1J 9HD United Kingdom
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020 7851 2400

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