Dostoevsky

On rereading Crime and Punishment in the era of Making A Murderer.

2016 is the 150th anniversary of the publication of Dostoevsky’s masterpiece, Crime and Punishment. To celebrate, Leeds University is holding a Dostoevsky Day on the 19th of February and I’ll be taking part. It seemed like a good excuse to read the novel again, especially as Penguin have recently published a new translation. And the translator, …

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A literary introduction to St Petersburg.

Russian travel company, ULKO Tours, has published a blog post about St Petersburg’s literary connections. You know the sort of thing, Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoevsky… and me! I was very flattered to find myself included in such company – even more so to be mentioned in the same paragraph as J.M. Coetzee!