What you always wanted to know about contemporary Russian literature but did not know where to look.
The Russian book market is considered as being a somewhat mysterious and remote entity even to people actively engaged in the area. This obviously puts Russian authors and publishers at a disadvantage in terms of reputation and it also has a negative effect on commercial gain. What is currently perceived to be the Russian literary traditionis simply a reflection of the great works of writers of the 19th and mid 20th Centuries. Only a small number of authors represent the modern Russian book culture in the West, to the credit of a select number of literary agencies, but their works are mostly of fiction. Russian published nonfiction and children's books have been almost unknown to foreign publishers - so far…
The web based Russian Literature Online Project has been created to address such issues. Rus-Lit aims to provide the international publishing community with regularly updated information on the Russian book industry. It also focuses on principal institutions, recent market developments, new up and coming authors and books worthy of attention.
The task may seem ambitious but is justified by our attempt to supply badly needed up-to-date information in a neglected area.