The Best Russian Books in English

Forget War and Peace: this blog offers reviews of fun and interesting Russian books in English, links to their Amazon pages, interviews with new and upcoming Russian authors, with the emphasis on Russian genre fiction: LitRPG, science fiction, fantasy, thrillers, romance, mystery and other popular reads.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Today is 70 years since the lifting of the siege of Leningrad (1941-1944)

They were dying in a frozen city devoid of food, water, heating, electricity and plumbing. They survived for months on a few ounces of ersatz bread made with sawdust. Many questioned their government's actions; quite a few openly admitted they'd rather their city surrendered to the Germans. Locked in the besieged city, they had no choice but to be heroes.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

TransLiterary Books: Russian to English Literary Translation

I'm very happy to introduce a new translation company that specializes in just this: Russian books in English!  More fun and interesting stuff to read, hopefully!

Meet TransLiterary Books and their editorial director Neil Mayhew:

TransLiterary Books are an international translation company specializing in fiction, creative non-fiction, social sciences, copywriting, marketing and website translation.
We currently work with all combinations of English, Dutch, French and Russian. Our main specialization, however, is Russian to English literary translation.

Some of our clients are accomplished Russian authors and journalists whose short stories and articles in our translation have been published in American and Canadian literary magazines. Some of their books are now available at Amazon, Smashwords and other online publishers.

All our translators are bilingual native speakers of both the source and target languages. They are certified literary translators who know how to recreate the fine cultural context of the original text in their target language.Even more importantly, they are all professional writers and editors familiar with the intricacies of both Russian and English writing techniques and industry standards.

Our rates are affordable, subject to negotiation depending on the deadline and the nature of the project. They include professional editing and proofreading by a bilingual editor as well as formatting the finished manuscript, specifically electronic formatting for online publishers such as Amazon Kindle, Smashwords, etc. We also offer a range of editing and manuscript services.

We'll be happy to answer your questions and discuss your project if you care to drop us a line at our Contact Us page.

Neil Mayhew, Editorial Director
TransLiterary Books