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!
February 4, 12 pm: What Literature Is Not Talking About: Present-day Russian Society, Social Life, and Cultural Memory, Irina Prokhorova
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
February 5, 12 pm: Political Protest and Culture in Today's Russia, Anna Narinskaya
Febraury 5, 7 pm: A Reading by Lev Rubinstein
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