Bela Shayevich

Bela Shayevich


Bela Shayevich is a visual artist, writer, and translator best known for translating Svetlana Alexievich’s Secondhand Time. She also co-translated Soviet underground poet Vsevolod Nekrasov’s I Live I See with Ainsley Morse, which was published by Ugly Duckling Presse, and edited Victoria Lomasko’s Other Russias. Her drawings will be displayed at the Garage Center for Contemporary Art’s triennial in Moscow, beginning in June 2020.

Buy Bela Shayevich’s latest book, Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets, on Amazon.

Events with Bela Shayevich

[CANCELED] Translation Slam

08 May 2020
7:00 pm-8:30 pm
WNYC The Green Space
44 Charlton Street
New York, NY 10014

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