February 21, 2012

“The Ukraine as a Novel with Strong Plot and Weak Characters”: Andrey Kurkov on tour


Today marks the release of Andrey Kurkov’s third novel with Melville House, The Case of the General’s Thumb, and we’re happy to say that we’ll be hosting Andrey for a whirlwind one-week tour of the Eastern seaboard.

It kicks off this evening at RJ Julia Booksellers in Madison, Connecticut for the official launch of The Case of the General’s Thumb and the Adopt-a-Penguin finale you’ve all been waiting for. In case you’ve forgotten, RJ Julia was the undisputed champion of the Adopt-a-Penguin promotion. We will be making the journey up to join in this momentous occasion.

Below is a list of Andrey Kurkov’s appearances for the week.

Andrey Kurkov book launch and Penguin Party at R.J. Julia
Tuesday, February 21st – 7pm
768 Boston Post Rd.
Madison, Connecticut 06443

Luncheon with Andrey Kurkov at Stony Brook University
Wednesday, February 22nd – 12:30PM
100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, NY
GLS/HDV Center
The Living Learning Center of Roosevelt Quad

Andrey Kurkov reading and discussion with novelist Pavel Lembersky at Partners & Crime
February 23rd – 7pm

44 Greenwich Avenue
NY, NY 10011

“The Ukraine as a Novel with Strong Plot and Weak Characters”: Andrey Kurkov gives the Harriman Institute noontime lecture at Columbia University
Thursday, February 23rd – 12pm
Room 1219
International Affairs Building
420 West 118th Street
New York, NY

Andrey Kurkov in conversation with Christopher Boucher at Back Pages Books
Friday, February 24th – 8pm
289 Moody St.
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453


Paul Oliver is the marketing manager of Melville House. Previously he was co-owner of Wolfgang Books in Philadelphia.