Category Archives: BOOKS

Died a translator of books about Harry Potter Maria Spivak

a Translator of books about Harry Potter Maria Spivak died on Friday, July 20, at the age of 55 years. This was announced by Director of the publishing house “the Phantom the Press” Alla Steinman on the page in Facebook.

“died Today Masha Spivak. My dear friend, I’m sorry I didn’t save you,” she wrote.

Steinman added that the date and place of funeral will be announced later.

Students are vandals announced the Creator of Mowgli racist

Students from the University of Manchester (United Kingdom) painted over the text of Rudyard Kipling’s “If” that adorned the wall of one of the buildings. They found the author of “the jungle Book” racist, reports The Sun.

Lines of works were written on the housing wall of the student Union, its representatives was inappropriate, explaining that Kipling spoke “against the expansion of rights and liberties.” The text covered with a layer of whitewash on top of which caused the poem “still I rise,” the American poet Maya Angelou.

On opinion employees of Union Sara Khan, “If”, published in 1910, Kipling seeks to legitimize the presence of the British Empire in India and the dehumanization of people with different skin color.

a representative of the University said that the University administration understands the reasons why students did so. At the same time, he stressed the importance of the Union to uphold the principles of inclusivity, equity and the extension of rights and freedoms in school. He added that the leadership realizes the mistake it made, not knowing the opinions of the students before starting work.

Named best book of the half century

the jury of the “Golden Booker” has announced the winner of the literary prize. This was reported on the website awards.

Prize was awarded to canadian writer Michael Ondaatje for his novel “the English patient”. The book was recognized as the best artwork of the last 50 years — the lifetime of the awards.

Just a short list of five books. “Golden Booker” claimed are the winners of the Booker prize in the past years, as Penelope lively (“Moon tiger”), George Saunders (“Lincoln in the Bardo”), Hilary Mantel (“Wolf hall”) and Vidyadhar Surajprasad Naipaul (“In limbo”).

the Best of the author over the past half-century has been determined by popular vote.

Died after the canonization of Admiral Ushakov writer Valery Ganichev

Soviet and Russian writer and journalist Valery Ganichev died on 85-m to year of life. On Sunday, July 8, reported on website of the Union of writers of Russia.

“we Express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Valery Nikolaevich. The place and time of funeral will be announced later,” — said in the organization.

In 2000 Ganichev initiated the canonization of Admiral Fyodor Ushakov and successfully presented to the leadership Russian Orthodox Church reason for this. He wrote the book “Admiral Ushakov. Admiral and the Holy”, released in 1990.

The most popular among fans of the world Cup Russian novel

book Sales Mikhail Bulgakov in the capital increased by 30 percent since the start of the world Cup. Most readers buy the novel “the Master and Margarita”. About it RIA Novosti the head of the network of bookshops “Moscow book House” Nadezhda Mihailova.

According to her, the most popular is the English text, but also editions in Spanish, German and Italian.

Mikhailov added that increased sales of foreign language novels “Eugene Onegin” by Alexander Pushkin, “Anna Karenina” Leo Tolstoy, “Idiot” Fyodor Dostoevsky and “Doctor Zhivago” Boris Pasternak.

As noted by head of the bookstore chain, among non-fiction publications foreign tourists prefer the city guides of the championship.