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September 2022

A two-part talk marking Kornei Chukovsky’s 140th anniversary

Friday 23 September, 19:00 - 20:30

Chukovsky, Then and Now with Dr. Megan Swift  Kornei Chukovsky created a canon of Soviet children's literature in the 1920s, but he was also the most popular children's writer in post-Soviet Russia as late as 2016 with over 2.35 million copies of his works sold in that year alone. This first part of our anniversary talk looks at how Chukovsky has been republished and re-illustrated for his new child (and parent) readers, and how he provides a vital link between…

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