Memoir from Pussy Riot's Alekhina to Allen Lane

Memoir from Pussy Riot's Alekhina to Allen Lane

Allen Lane has acquired the "hallucinatory" account of Pussy Riot's Maria Alekhina's time in the Russian "justice" system.

Alekhina, a long-term human rights campaigner and member of the feminist, anti-Putin collective, Pussy Riot, was arrested after the group's Punk Prayer in Moscow's Christ the Saviour Cathedral. 

Helen Conford, publishing director at Allen Lane, said: "A work of literature, Maria's wry, almost tender tone simply underlines even more strongly the importance of fighting for your rights, every day."

Conford acquired UK & Commonwealth rights in an exclusive submission from Claire Conrad and Janklow & Nesbit. Foreign rights enquiries to Rebecca Folland. US rights being handled by Melissa Flashman at Janklow US. 

Allen Lane will publish in July this year.