Andrey Kofman's book about the Spanish conquest of America and the fate of the famous conquistadors Under the Patronage of Santiago was shortlisted for the Humanitas nomination of the "Book of the Year-2018" award.

Ekaterina Stetsenko, who died today, July 22, 2018, was a reputed scholar, co-author and co-editor of the fundamental six volume Literary History of the USA (1997-2013), Doctor habilitat in philology, leading research fellow at Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and a member of our editorial board.

We are deeply saddened by the news, our most sincere sympathies go out to the family and friends of our dear colleague.

Fragments from the book Aesthetic Innovation and the Democratic Principle. Essays on Twentieth-Century American Poetry and Fiction by the John F. Kennedy Institute at the Freie Universität Berlin professor Heinz Ickstadt, can be read online now (see section Americana).

"Professionalism at its Best" - Tatiana Venediktova’s review of the Heinz Ickstadt’s book - was published in Literature of the Americas (№4, 2018)

On May 14, 2018 American writer and journalist Tom Wolfe died in New York at age 87.

Commemorating the pioneer of New journalism we publish the article by Dmitry Bykov:

In Memoriam the Wolf. Tom Wolfe dies in the United States (in Russian)

(published in the journal SNOB, May 16, 2018)

Uncle Tom's Cabin Revisited

Radio Kultura is implementing a new project "Uncle Tom's Cabin" by Harriet Beecher Stowe: a 30-series radio version of the legendary novel (performed by Maxim Sukhanov); with the commentaries by American literary historians Olga Panova, Olga Polovinkina, Irina Morozova, Alexandr Livergant and others.