Soviet Science Fiction: From Communist Utopia to Symbol of Dissent

4 p.m. Thursday, April 26, 2018

​Olga Bukhina is a translator, a writer, and an independent scholar based in New York City.

She will present a free, public lecture on "Soviet Science Fiction: From Communist Utopia to Symbol of Dissent" at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 26, 2018, in ARH, Room 120.

Bukhina has translated more than thirty books — children's, young adult, and scholarly — from English into Russian.

Among the authors she has translated are Louise Fitzhugh, Carl Sandburg, Elizabeth George Speare, Jacqueline Kelly, B.J. Novak, C.S. Lewis, Enid Blyton, Philippa Pearce, Elizabeth Goudge, Philippa Gregory, and Jean Little. Her most recent translation is Meg Rosoff’s award-winning YA novel How I Live Now (Moscow: Belaya Vorona, 2017). Bukhina has co-authored three children’s books for Ludmila Ulitskaya's Children's Project, and writes about children’s literature for various journals, collections, and online publications in Russia and in the U.S. Her book The Ugly Duckling, Harry Potter, and Others: A Guide to Children’s Books About Orphans was published in Moscow (CompassGuide, 2016). She serves as an executive director of the International Association for the Humanities.

Bukhina's visit is sponsored by Grinnell College's Department of Russian and the Center for Humanities.

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