The Lost Pianos of Siberia
Siberia is a land of extremes: its biggest lake holds a fifth of the world’s fresh water, its taiga is the largest forest on earth, it covers an eleventh of the world’s landmass. A place of exile and banishment during both Czarist and Soviet years, Siberia is revealed to be much more than a heartless, frigid myth. In a transporting journey told alongside images by the American fine art photographer Michael Turek, Bridport-based author Sophy Roberts takes us into the heart of its remote reaches and her debut book, The Lost Pianos of Siberia. A Sunday Times Book of 2020, Lost Pianos is now published in eleven languages worldwide. Sophy will talk also about the contradictions that make up Russia's past, and how those contradictions are now playing out under the current regime.