Interpreting Cultures: Russia, Europe and the West

Interpreting Cultures: Russia, Europe and the West

11 Apr 2018, 14:30 - 15:30

The Cross-Cultural Hub

Estonian-born Andrei Ivanov grew up in a Russian proletarian family, and his novels, though set in Estonia, are written in Russian and focus on Russian characters. He has won several high-profile awards, including the Russian Booker Prize in 2012. Estonian writer Rein Raud combines prolific literary activities with a successful academic career as a cultural theorist and philosopher. Sergejs Timofejevs is a member of the Latvian Russian poetry collective Orbita. Orbita not only creates multimedia poetic work but actively seeks to create dialogues between Russian and Latvian speaking authors. Menna Elfyn’s poetry has been published in bilingual English and Welsh editions. In conversation with Sasha Dugdale, join us for a discussion on the opportunities and limitations of writing in-and-out of different languages 


  • Sasha Dugdale


    Poet, Editor and Translator

    Sasha Dugdale is a poet, translator and editor. She has published four collections of poetry, the most recent of which, Joy, is published by...

  • Andrei Ivanov



      Andrei Ivanov, born in Estonia in 1971, knows, in his own words, “all the ups and downs of a Soviet education”, as he grew up in “a typical...

  • Sergej Timofejev


    Author and Poet

    Sergej Timofejev is an author of seven books of poetry. His poems have been translated into English, Italian, Swedish, German and others languages...

  • Menna Elfyn


    Award-winning Poet

    Menna Elfyn is an award winning poet, playwright. She has published fourteen collections of poetry, children’s novels, libretti for UK and US...

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