The acclaimed Russian writer, Lyudmila Ulitskaya will have a guest appearance at a literary night in the amphitheater of the Serbian National Library, on Thursday, 30th November, at 7 pm.
Ulitskaya will also take questions from the audience, and sign copies of her books published in Serbian language. At the event, she will also talk about her newest novel, ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ which has been recently published in Serbian by Arhipelag publishing house, and for which she was given the most prominent Russian literary award, The Big Book.
Ulitskaya is also the laureate of the Man Booker International Prize and Neustadt International Prize for Literature.
In her books she mostly writes about: the need for religious and ethnic tolerance; the problem of the intelligentsia in Soviet culture; how women shape new gender roles in society; and everyday life as a literary subject.
Ulitskaya is also known as a staunch opponent of Putin. New Yorker magazine writes: “In recent years, as Russia has grown politically repressive and culturally conservative, Ulitskaya’s fiction, which addresses both religion and politics, has moved in for a confrontation. Increasingly, Ulitskaya has also become a public intellectual. During the anti-Putin protests of 2011 and 2012, Ulitskaya joined the board of the League of Voters, which tried to coordinate and direct the disparate components of the protests. She continued speaking out even after the protests were crushed; by the end of this past summer, she, along with a handful of other writers and a couple of musicians, had been branded a traitor for her opposition to the war in Ukraine.”
Due to health reasons, Lyudmila Ulitskaya has cancelled her appearance at the literary night at the Serbian National Library.
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