Join Sergey Sedov and Marina Moskvina, among Russia's best-loved writers, for an entertaining evening of stories and animated short films for adults. In Russian.
Marina Moskvina is a contemporary Russian author published in many countries and whose books include The Road to Annapurna,Walkers on the Sky and On the Way of Birds, published by Eksmo, Her travels, frequently with her husband, Leonid Tishkov, provide material for her books, which he illustrates. They have travelled to India, Japan, Nepal, Spain, France, Vietnam, Laos and Israel.
Marina teaches at the Moscow Institute of Modern Arts and has written on the art of creativity in her book, Study to Look, or The Lessons of Creative Flying. For many years.
Radio Russia broadcast her programme, In the Company of Marina Moskvina. Her children’s book, My Dog Likes Jazz, is a collection of funny and fantastic tales about friendship and cosmic love, which in 2000 attracted a Diploma of Honour from the Hans Christian Andersen Award (IBBY), and has been widely translated.
Currently, Marina is writing a novel about her grandfather and the 1917 revolution.
Sergey Sedov was born in Moscow in 1954. He graduated from the Moscow Pedagogical University, immediately following which he worked for a while as a primary school teacher. He quit school shortly after and in common with many of his fellow artists and writers of those times, took to street cleaning and working as an artist's model. Sergey Sedov then began to turn into a prominent children's writer: firstly in the newspaper Family, 1987. His first published book, The Wonderful Stories of Lyosha, was about a little boy who could turn himself into any-any-anything, followed by many more wonderful tales Tales of Kings, Tales about Mums, Over 10s tales. Heracles' 12 Great Labours (just published in English) His books have been reprinted many many times and translated into various languages... some becoming the basis of animated movies. His very special tales are both for children and adults. He is a Member of the Writers' Union of Moscow (since 1993)