Vasily Grossman’s Life and Fate is one of the great novels of the 20th century; a War and Peace for the Soviet Union. It is, however, only the second part of Grossman’s grand project, a novel of the battle that changed history: Stalingrad has for the first time been translated into English from the Russian by Robert Chandler. Hear NYRB Classics editor Edwin Frank, novelist Phil Klay, and literary critic Sam Sacks talk about and read from an epic work of art, politics, history, and life.Edwin Frank is the founder and director of the NYRB Classics series.
Sam Sacks is the fiction critic at the Wall Street Journal.
Phil Klay is a Marine Corps veteran of the Iraq War and the author of the short story collection Redeployment, which won the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction.
Edwin Frank is the founder and director of the NYRB Classics series.