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Hamid Ismailov at the Göteborg Book Fair

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Will you be in Sweden for the Göteborg Book Fair this September? Hamid Ismailov, author of The Underground and The Railway, will be talking on a panel with Turkmen author Ak Welsapar and Swedish author Viveka Sjögren on Thursday, September 24 at 11:30am. 

Organized by Författarcentrum (the Writers' Center) and Sveriges Författarförbund (the Swedish Writers Union), the event will be conducted in English and Swedish.

When: Thursday, September 24, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm

Where: Litteraturscenen, A-hallen, A01:60, Mässans gata 20, SE-412 94 Göteborg, Sweden

The Underground

by Hamid Ismailov

Translated from the Russian by Carol Ermakova

"Ismailov tells a haunting tale of an Afro-Russian boy's search for love. Generous in spirit yet unsparing in its honesty, The Underground illuminates a loneliness that is as devastating as it is universal. In breathtaking prose, Ismailov reminds us again and again that even the slimmest thread of light can pierce through the darkest of days." 

—Maaza Mengiste, author of Beneath the Lion's Gaze

“One of the best Russian novels of the 21st century.” 

Continent Magazine

"Hamid Ismailov has the capacity of Salman Rushdie at his best to show the grotesque realization of history on the ground." 

Literary Review

Book Details

Paperback List Price: $16.99 • ISBN: 9781632060440 • Publication: 9/22/15 • 5-1/2" x 8-1/4" • 288 pages • Fiction: Contemporary Russian Literature / Race and Diversity • Territory: World English • eBook ISBN: 9780989983242

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The Railway

by Hamid Ismailov

"It is a work of rare beauty—an utterly readable, compelling book."

—Craig Murray, New Statesman

"All picaresque exuberance, a jumble of influences from Persian to Soviet and beyond."

—Catherine Lockerbie, Sunday Herald

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