An Evening with Andrey Kurkov

Monday 18 March, 7.30pm

The Drive Methodist Church, Sevenoaks

Ukraine’s most celebrated contemporary writer will be in Sevenoaks discussing The Silver Bone, the first in a trilogy of historical mysteries set during the Russian Revolution


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About the book

Born near Leningrad in 1961, ANDREY KURKOV was a journalist, prison warder, cameraman and screenplay-writer before becoming Ukraine’s most celebrated contemporary writer. He received “hundreds of rejections” and was a pioneer of self-publishing, selling more than 75,000 copies of his books in a single year. His novel Death and the Penguin, his first in English translation, became an international bestseller, translated into more than thirty languages. His new novel, The Silver Bone, is the first in a trilogy of historical mysteries set during the chaos of the Russian Revolution. Inflected with Kurkov’s signature humour and magical realism, The Silver Bone takes inspiration from the real-life archives of crime enforcement agencies in Kyiv, crafting a propulsive narrative that bursts to life with rich historical detail.

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