#ReadAroundUkraineBy The Writers' Prize (formerly Rathbones Folio Prize)
We invited Folio Academy members to recommend a book or text by a Ukrainian writer, or a book which illuminates the conflict in some way.
Mikhail Bulgakov£12.99 £12.34
Paul Pickering recommends: The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov (1967, Glenny translation, Vintage) ‘about the devil turning up in Moscow, which satirises absurdities of Soviet life that evidently have not gone away’
Ilya Kaminsky£12.99 £12.34
Lisa Appignanesi recommends: The poem We Lived Happily During the War by Ilya Kaminsky
Edmund de Waal£12.99 £12.34
Lisa Appignanesi recommends: The Hare with the Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal ‘because the family stems from Odessa’
Andrey Kurkov£9.99 £9.49
Ali Smith recommends: Death and the Penguin, by Andrey Kurkov for Kyiv, of course. Rivka Galchen recommends: ‘I often teach this unusual and perfect novel, and again and again it is a student favourite. It is dark, brutal and mysterious; but also funny, tender and surprising. That such a book could be written is its own form of optimism. Also it has a penguin in it.’
Maria Tumarkin£12.99 £12.34
Emily Perkins recommends Axiomatic or any other title by Maria Tumarkin. Please also see her page here linking to a Ukrainian Crisis Appeal donations site: https://www.mariabooks4ukraine.com
Tom Burgis£10.99 £10.44
Ali Smith recommends: Tom Burgis’s bracing and clear Kleptopia, for London’s laundering connections to what’s happening.’
QC Sands Philippe£9.99 £9.49
Ali Smith recommends: And everything by Philippe Sands for the histories of Lviv.
Maria Alyokhina£10.99 £10.44
Ali Smith recommends: Riot Days by Maria Alyokhina re Putin.
Peter Pomerantsev£10.99 £10.44
Mikhail Sholokhov£9.99 £9.49