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On October 5, 2013, Archimandrite Tikhon (Shevkunov) launched his best-seller, Everyday Saints and Other Stories. Beginning the presentation was the world-renowned Sretensky Monastery Choir, on tour in the United States.This video can now be viewed on the Library of Congress website.
"A publishing sensation..."
I fell in love with Russian culture by reading War and Peace as a schoolboy, during World War II. I then worked on the Russian language through the
literature. The literature took me through a process of proniknovenie, or delving into the culture. Eventually I began to study Dostoevsky, later Soloviev, and the entire remarkable, Orthodox Christian history that is at the base of Russian literature.
The original Russian version of Everyday Saints and Other Stories by Archimandrite Tikhon (Shevkunov) has won Russia’s highly prestigious “Big Book” literary award for the most popular book.
The Serbian edition of Everyday Saints has been published by Informatika publishers.
The author of Everyday Saints speaks with a correspondent from University Books about how the book came about, and his plans for the future.
New York Times writer Sophia Kishkovsky Interviews Archimandrite Tikhon (Shevkunov), author of Everyday Saints.
On Friday, October 5, ArchimandriteTikhon presented the English version of his book, Everyday Saints and Other Stories, the number one bestseller in Russia, at the Library of Congress in Washington.