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Olafur Eliasson, Andrey Kurkov, Mary Dejevsky and Zinovy Zinik on Soviet Culture

Philip Dodd talks to artist Olafur Eliasson and Ukrainian novelist Andrey Kurkov and discusses Soviet culture with Mary Dejevsky and Zinovy Zinik.

Philip Dodd talks to the artist Olafur Eliasson who famously created artificial sunlight in the Weather Project at Tate Modern. He's also been responsible for engineering four man-made waterfalls in New York, founded a company producing solar powered LED lights, and has just published a cook book.

The Ukrainian writer Andrey Kurkov discusses his latest, The Bickford Fuse, an allegorical study of the Soviet soul set between the end of World War 2 and the fall of communism.

And to consider the Russian soul today, Philip is joined by columnist and Russian commentator, Mary Dejevsky, and novelist Zinovy Zinik.

Producer: Craig Templeton Smith

The Kitchen by Studio Olafur Eliasson and Unspoken Spaces by Olafur Eliasson are out now.

Andrey Kurkov's The Bickford Fuse is published on the 6th of May.

Zinovy Zinik's latest novel, Sounds Familiar or The Beast of Artek, is published now.

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45 minutes

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Role Contributor
Presenter Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest Olafur Eliasson
Interviewed Guest Andrey Kurkov
Interviewed Guest Mary Dejevsky
Interviewed Guest Zinovy Zinik
Interviewed Guest Craig Templeton Smith

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