Russian writer who united the world
Patrick Wise came first in the annual Dostoevsky Games when he was a student. The contest is held among the leading universities in North Carolina, which is among the main centres in the US for studying Dostoevsky. During the Games, Dostoevsky’s novels are given new, modern interpretations: rap, allusions and video. It proves how two-century-old books are still in sync with reality and resonate with people across the globe. Artists from Europe, Asia, and America inspired by Dostoevsky transform his novels into plays, pieces of art and performances. At the same time, Dostoevsky’s fans confess that reading him makes them want to “better themselves”. What’s his secret?