A rare opportunity to hear three of Russia's best contemporary writers in conversation.

Andrei Makine, author of 'Brief Loves That Live Forever', asks 'Did sex bring down the Iron Curtain?' and reflects on the unbreakable bond between love and freedom in the Soviet Union.

Mikhail Shishkin has redefined Russian fiction in 'The Light and the Dark', a novel of letters that defies time and place, life and death.

Irina Prokhorova, founder of 'The New Literary Observer', has written a landmark in cultural anthropology, '1990 - Russians Remember a Turning Point'.

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