April 5, 2012

AUDIO: Andrey Kurkov discusses the penguins that inspired Death and the Penguin


A little less than a month ago, Melville House author Andrey Kurkov visited the US for an short lecture tour and made a few bookstore appearances. At his reading at Manhattan’s legendary Partner’s & Crime Bookstore he met Dustin Luke Nelson, founding editor of InDigest. Later that week the two convened for a sit down interview to be aired on Radio Dispatch.

The full interview can be found found via this link to Radio Dispatch. Here though, for your listening pleasure is a charming selection containing much discussion of penguins, zoos and that most beloved of Ukrainian novels, Death and the Penguin.

Without further ado, the charming Mr. Kurkov:

Andrey Kurkov on the penguins behind Death and the Penguin by MelvilleHouse

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