Rights sold: Italy – BOMPIANI, Serbia - AKADEMSKA KNJIGA
At the end of the 1980s, Lotman created a TV series entitled "Conversations about Russian Culture" (in Russian: "Беседы о русской культуре"). This series consisting of 22 lectures was broadcast by Russian TV Channel "Kultura" in 1990ies.
Later, Lotman created and released the 600-pages volume based on this series, entitled Dueling, Gallantry and Revolt: from Saint Petersburg to Siberia. Life of Russian Nobility in its Palmy Days, or Lectures on Russian Culture.
Rights sold: Italy – Voland, Fanucci (magazine rights), France - Verdie, World English - Dalkey Archive Press
A magical realism masterpiece, this family saga is populated by surrealist characters, and narrated with a spicy and clownish language. A mysterious race of a greedy tribe leaded by a bizarre patriarch with a heroic past, all inhabiting the unexplored depths of a house as big as the world. Otroshenko's quirky and cute characters move, peck, amuse one another as if they were puppets of papier mâché, engaged in phantasmagoric adventures, enchanting and exhilarating. Otroshenko makes the entire history of mankind and of Russia to repeat itself endlessly, in concentric circles out of time and space.