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Language: in English, with readings in Russian (translations provided)

The city of Moscow and its culture and spirit have loomed large in Russian literature for centuries. Join the poets and translators Sasha Dugdale and Larisa Miller, and Igor Sutyagin, the nuclear scientist caught up in an espionage controversy at the turn of the millennium, to discuss the place of Moscow in the Russian short story.

Hear readings from translator Sasha Dugdale, poet Larisa Miller, and Igor Sutyagin, who will read from his short piece about Lefortovo prison, and discuss the presence of Moscow in the Russian short story over the centuries. There will be readings in English and Russian from stories as diverse as Chekhov's Lady with a Little Dog and Maria Galina's Underground Sea .

Moscow Tales is a collection of Russian short stories, translated by Sasha Dugdale: the latest in the City Tales series from Oxford University Press. The collection includes some gems of Russian literature like Bunin's short story Musa andChekhov's Lady with a Little Dog , and some less well known portraits of Moscow: the poet Larisa Miller's prose on 1950s Moscow and Igor Sutyagin's short piece on Lefortovo prison, where he was kept a decade ago before being sent to the UK. The stories span a period between the 18th century and the 21st century, and show the city in all its colour and variety.

Sasha Dugdale has published three collections of poetry, the most recent of which is Red House (Oxford Poets / Carcanet 2012). She is editor of Modern Poetry in Translation.

*Tickets: Drinks included in the price

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