Kripy

The Russian Translator

Peter Mountford, in a kind of real life Adaptation, ends up helping a Russian pirate translator decode his own novel:

Of course, I wish one of Russia's two major ebook publishers had given me a couple thousand dollars for the rights, but neither did. Like many novelists I know, I'm just happy to have people reading my work, whether they're paying me for it or not. I'm also heartened that Russians care enough about reading to sustain a robust literary black market. In the U.S., you get the feeling that hardly anyone is creating pirated ebooks because - well, who'd buy such a thing?