An Evening with Guzel Yakhina

On May 27th, board member Maria Genkin hosted the Fund’s final event of the 2018-19 season,  an evening with writer Guzel Yakhina. Guzel’s book Zuleikha Opens Her Eyes (English title, Zuleikha, from Oneworld Publications) is one of the most celebrated novels to come out of Russia in the past ten years. About twenty Friends of the Fund gathered to meet the author and discuss readers’ reactions in Russia and in the Republic of Tatarstan, censorship in Russia’s literature, Guzel’s path in the literary world, and the upcoming TV series based on the book.