A Bilingual Reading by Pavel Lembersky

Pavel Lembersky, a New York based Russian American author, will read in Russian and in English on Sept 25

Event Venue:

Yorkville Library, Meeting Room
222 E. 79th Street (btw 2nd and 3rd Ave)
New York, NY 10075

Event Date:

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 5:30 - 7:00 PM

Pavel Lembersky has published four collections of short stories, a novel, and, most recently, a collection of three novellas and two essays. His work has appeared in Little Star Journal, The Brooklyn Rail, The New Review, Colta, Words Without Borders, Kommentarii, 22, St. Petersburg Review, Gargoyle, Trafika Europe, Krestchatik, Gobshite, Fiction International, Literratura.org, Novii Bereg and many others and was translated into English, German, Finnish and Vietnamese. Pavel’s work has been anthologized (The Anthology of Modern Short Story, Moscow, 2000) and his book of short stories came out in Germany (Fluss Nr, 7, Frankfurter Verlagsanstalt, 2003).

Pavel was born in Odessa, Ukraine (then a part of the USSR) and came to the United States with his parents in 1977. He graduated from The University of California at Berkeley with a degree in comparative literature, did graduate work in film at San Francisco State University, and worked in New York City on film projects of Jonathan Demme, Spalding Gray, among others. For years he also worked as music radio host on the Russian radio in New York. Pavel Lembersky has also been covering New York music, theatre, literary and film scene as reviewer for such Russian publication as Novy Mir (The New World), Inostrannaya Literatura (Foreign Literature), Teatr (Theatre), Colta.ru, Snob, Russia! etc.

Regina Khidkel, RACC Director, is the curator of the Russian Reading Series at Yorkville Library.

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RACC’s programs and events are made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Cojeco and Tianaderrah Foundation.