The Vory: Russia’s Super Mafia by Mark Galeotti

What are the Vory? A history of Russia’s super mafia from its Stalin era heydays to the late Soviet period.

Listen to Mark Galeotti, author of The Vory: Russia’s Super Mafia, one of six shortlisted titles for the 2019 Pushkin House Book Prize, in conversation with Borimir Totev on the PH Podcast.

1983: The World at The Brink by Taylor Downing

What makes the year 1983 so gripping and terrifying? How do we remember fear? What can contemporary leaders learn from the past?

Listen to Taylor Downing, author of 1983: The World at The Brink, one of six shortlisted titles for the 2019 Pushkin House Book Prize, in conversation with Borimir Totev on the PH Podcast.

Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy by Serhii Plokhy

What is new in this book about Chernobyl? What were the origins of Chernobyl and what was Gorbachev’s role in the tragedy.

Listen to Serhii Plokhy, author of Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy, one of six shortlisted titles for the 2019 Pushkin House Book Prize, in conversation with Andrew Jack on the PH Podcast.

Maybe Esther by Katja Petrowskaja

How does success affect an author? The importance of translation and memories of Chernobyl.

Listen to Katja Petrowskaja, author of Maybe Esther, one of six shortlisted titles for the 2019 Pushkin House Book Prize, in conversation with Sergei Ostrovsky on the PH Podcast.