Carmen-Francesca Banciu

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Carmen-Francesca Banciu
Berlin, Germany

Carmen-Francesca Banciu, born in Romania, was banned from publication during the last years of the Communist regime. She moved to Berlin in 1990 on the invitation of the DAAD Berlin Artists-in-Residence program. She lives in Berlin as a freelance writer and writes in German. Banciu has received numerous literary prizes and scholarships; most recently, her novel Lebt wohl, Ihr Genossen und Geliebten was nominated for the 2018 German Book Prize (DBP). Four of her books were translated into English.

Bookshelf
by Nina Kossman

A collection of moving, often funny vignettes about a childhood spent in the Soviet Union.

“Vivid picture of life behind the Iron Curtain.” —Booklist
“This unique book will serve to promote discussions of freedom.” —School Library Journal

by Ian Probstein

A new collection of poems by Ian Probstein. (In Russian)

by Ilya Perelmuter (editor)

Launched in 2012, “Four Centuries” is an international electronic magazine of Russian poetry in translation.

by Ilya Ehrenburg

Ilya Ehrenburg (1891–1967) was one of the most prolific Russian writers of the twentieth century.  Babi Yar and Other Poems, translated by Anna Krushelnitskaya, is a representative selection of Ehrenburg’s poetry, available in English for the first time.

by William Conelly

Young readers will love this delightful work of children’s verse by poet William Conelly, accompanied by Nadia Kossman’s imaginative, evocative illustrations.

by Maria Galina

A book of poems by Maria Galina, put together and completed exactly one day before the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. This is Galina’s seventh book of poems. With translations by Anna Halberstadt and Ainsley Morse.

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Three Questions. A Documentary by Vita Shtivelman
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Poetry Reading in Honor of Brodsky’s 81st Birthday
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