VIDEO: Super-NOS Russian Literary Festival

Thursday, January 23, 2020

This February, the Harriman Institute will partner with the Mikhail Prokhorov Charitable Foundation (founder of the NOS Prize) and the Barnard and Columbia Slavic departments to bring Russia's NOS Literature Prize to New York. Created in 2009, the prize recognizes innovation in Russian-language literature.

What were the 2010s about? The Super-NOS Literary Festival will address this question through discussions with prominent figures in contemporary Russian literature. Writers (including past NOS Prize winners), critics, and scholars will try to understand the essence of the past decade in Russian literature by discussing the 10 authors who have won the prize since its inception. 


The highlight is Super-NOS—a debate culminating in the selection of the decade's ultimate winner.

Join us for these exciting events and participate in the making of literary history!

The Lineup

February 4, 12 pm: What Literature Is Not Talking About: Present-day Russian Society, Social Life, and Cultural Memory, Irina Prokhorova

WATCH PROKHOROVA's TALK ON FACEBOOK

February 4, 7 pm: Super-NOS Literary Prize Debate, Polina Barskova, Eliot Borenstein, Alexander Genis, Anna Narinskaya, Serguei Oushakine, Lara Vapnyar and graduate student experts. Moderated by Mark Lipovetsky and Irina Prokhorova

WATCH THE DEBATE ON FACEBOOK.

February 5, 12 pm: Political Protest and Culture in Today's Russia, Anna Narinskaya

WATCH NARINSKAYA'S TALK ON FACEBOOK

Febraury 5, 7 pm: A Reading by Lev Rubinstein

WATCH RUBINSTEIN'S READING ON FACEBOOK

Related Events:

February 11, 6 pm: A book talk by Super-NOS juror Laura Vapnyar
February 20, 7 pm: A Reading by 2019 NOS Prize Winner Alexander Stessin