A Spy in the Archives has been shortlisted for this year’s Pushkin House Russian Book Prize.
In 1968, Sheila Fitzpatrick was ‘outed’ by a Soviet newspaper as a spy. A graduate student at the time, her experiences are collected in her memoir, A Spy in the Archives.
While on the surface it may appear that artists during the Cold War, East and West, were living worlds apart, common struggles for art’s autonomy united them.
100 years since he was born, and more than twenty years since he was in power, János Kádár remains a dominant figure in Hungarian society.