ELKOST Intl. literary agency handles Russian subsidiary rights in Umberto Eco's works on behalf of RCS Libri (Italy), and Russian, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, and Ukrainian subsidiary rights in Eco's Confessions of a Young Novelist on behalf of Harvard University Press (USA).
Umberto Eco (b. January 5, 1932) is an Italian semiotician, essayist, philosopher, literary critic, and novelist, best known for his novel The Name of the Rose (Il nome della rosa, 1980), an intellectual mystery combining semiotics in fiction, biblical analysis, medieval studies and literary theory. He has also written academic texts, children's books and many essays. As of 2011, Eco is one of the world's best selling authors due to his novel The Cemetery of Prague.
Elena Kostioukovitch, the founder of ELKOST Intl. Literary Agency, has translated all novels and most of non-fiction works of Umberto Eco into the Russian. In turn, Eco wrote a preface to Elena's Why Italians Love to Talk About Food title.