Literary night with Andrey Kurkov

Literary night with Andrey Kurkov

Tuesday, May 30, 2023 4:00 PM

Globus Books
332 Balboa St.


Globus Books is pleased to invite you to a conversation with Andrey Kurkov - Ukrainian Novelist and Screenplay Writer. We'll discuss some of Andrey's novels, non-fiction works including the latest book - "Diary of an Invasion", that plays a crucial role in raising awareness about the war and wrap up the night with Q&A and book signing. 

This event is in English. 

Doors 3:30pm/ Start 4:00pm.

This event will be livestreamed.

Seats are first come, first served. 

We have a large variety of Andrey Kurkov's books in English, Ukrainian and Russian languages available for purchase in store and on-line.

About the Author: 

Andrey Kurkov born 23 April 1961 near Leningrad, grew up and lives in Kyiv. He is a Ukrainian novelist who writes in Russian and Ukrainian. He is the author of more than 20 novels and 10 books for children. His work is currently translated into 42 languages, including English, Japanese, French, Chinese, Swedish and Hebrew. He has also written assorted articles for various publications worldwide including New York Times, The Guardian, Financial Times, New Statesman, La Liberation, Le Monde, Die Welt, Die Zeit. 

From 2018 till 2022 he was acting President of PEN Ukraine, running international and national literary and socio-political projects.

For his novels, for literary and human rights activities he was awarded Halldor Laxness Prize (Iceland, 2022), “Legion d’Honeur” (France 2015), Medici Prize for Best foreign Novel (France 2022), “Freedom of Expression Award” (Index on Censorship, London 2022), “Readers’ Award” (France, 2012), Hans and Sophie Scholl Prize (Germany, 2022), National Critic Circle Award (USA, 2023) and others.

His books are full of black humour, they are mostly set in post-Soviet reality. 

Praise for Grey Bees: 

"A latter-day Bulgakov . . . A Ukrainian Murakami. —Phoebe Taplin, Guardian 

"A post-Soviet Kafka." —Colin Freeman, Daily Telegraph 

"Kurkov draws us with deceptive ease into a dense complex world full of wonderful characters." —Michael Palin

Praise for Death and the Penguin:

"A striking portrait of post-Soviet isolation . . . In this bleak moral landscape Kurkov manages to find ample refuge for his dark humor." —New York Times

"Wistful but (thankfully) not whimsical. Funny, alarming, and, in a Slavic way, not unlike early Pinter." —Kirkus Reviews