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An English Opening

Maxim Osipov

Translated by Alex Fleming


Maxim Osipov

Maxim Osipov is a Russian writer and cardiologist. He has published short stories, novellas, essays and plays, and has won a number of literary prizes for his fiction. Osipov’s writings have been translated into more than a dozen languages, including Rock, Paper, Scissors (NYRB Classics). ‘An English Opening’ is an extract from the story ‘Pieces on a Plane’ from Kilometer 101, edited by Boris Dralyuk, translated by Boris Dralyuk, Nicolas Pasternak Slater and Alex Fleming, and forthcoming in October from NYRB Classics.

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Translated by Alex Fleming

Alex Fleming is a literary translator from Russian and Swedish. Her translations include works by Maxim Osipov, Katrine Marçal and Camilla Sten, and have featured in AsymptoteLitro and Image Journal. She is the editor of Swedish Book Review.

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