This year marks the 120th anniversary of the birth of Russian-American writer Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977). For the past six years BC Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies Maxim D. Shrayer has been co-organizing the International Nabokov Readings in St. Petersburg and chairing its organizing committee. At this year’s conference, taking place July 3-5, Shrayer will present on the relationship between Nabokov and writer Ivan Bunin. Shrayer has a number of publications to his name, including Leaving Russia: A Jewish Story, Waiting for America: A Story of Emigration, and With or Without You: The Prospect for Jews in Today’s Russia, among other titles.
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