Please join us for a lecture by Irina Prokhorova, cultural historian, literary critic, editor and political activist and Editor-in-chief, New Literary Observer Publishing House; Co-Founder, Mikhail Prokhorov Fund.
This event is part of the Super-NOS Russian Literary Festival, sponsored by the Harriman Institute, Barnard Slavic Department, Columbia Slavic Department, and the Mikhail Prokhorov Charitable Foundation.
Irina Prokhorova is a cultural historian, literary critic, editor and political activist. In 1992, she founded a first independent journal in humanities, then a publishing house New Literary Observer, which under her leadership publishes three journals and more than eighty books per year on literary studies, philosophy, history, cultural studies, contemporary prose and poetry. She hosts two live radio and TV shows on pressing social and political issues. She is the co-founder of the Mikhail Prokhorov Charitable Fund, which supports the development of new Russian culture. Prokhorova received the independent American award Liberty for her contribution to the development of Russo-American cultural relations (2003) and the Andrey Bely prize for her contribution to Russian literature (2006). In 2005, Prokhorova became Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France) and in 2012 received the Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur for her contribution to cultural relations between France and Russia. Prokhorova founded the NOS Literary Prize in 2009 as a unique award for innovations in Russian literature. She lives in Moscow.