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      February 19, 2019

      Tuesday   4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

      2901 Spirit Way
      Anchorage, Alaska 99508

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      Translator Andrea Gregovich presents Vladimir Kozlov’s 1987 and Other Stories

      Translator Andrea Gregovich presents Vladimir Kozlov’s 1987 and Other Stories

      A boy and girl risk a trip to the psych ward when they dress like punks after listening to a bootleg Sex Pistols cassette. A career-ending injury sends a football star back to his provincial hometown as the Soviet republics begin claiming independence. A university student risks police brutality to take part in a protest against the president of newly independent Belarus.

      These and the other stories in Vladimir Kozlov’s first translated collection evoke the confusion of coming of age during perestroika. While Kozlov’s characters are absorbed in their own struggles, their stories are unavoidably political, mirroring their nation’s uncertainties and the existential crisis of their generation’s post-Soviet adulthood.

      Andrea Gregovich teaches in the Writing Dept. at UAA. She earned an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from University of Nevada Las Vegas. In addition to 1987, she translated USSR: Diary of a Perestroika Kid also by Vladimir Kozov.

      Vladimir Kozlov was born in 1972 in Belorussian Soviet Specialist Republic. His fiction and nonfiction has been long-listed for awards in Russia such as the National Bestseller prize, the Big Book prize, and twice for GQ Russia’s Writer of the Year.

      Everyone is welcome to this event. No prior knowledge of Russian is necessary.

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