Just the Plague | Ludmila Ulitskaya | Granta

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Just the Plague

Ludmila Ulitskaya

Translated by Polly Gannon

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Ludmila Ulitskaya

Born in 1943 in the Urals, Ludmila Ulitskaya is one of Russia's most accomplished and far-reaching contemporary writers. She is the author of numerous plays, stories and novels, and her work has won or been nominated for many prestigious international literary awards, including the Man Booker International and the Prix Médicis Étranger.

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Translated by Polly Gannon

Polly Gannon holds a PhD in Russian Literature from Cornell University and is past Director of Cultural Studies at the New York-St Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Cognition and Culture.

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Ludmila Ulitskaya may well be my favourite contemporary Russian writer. Just the Plague is powerful in its literary construction and moral clarity, not to mention its contemporary parallels

Gary Shteyngart

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