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Ludmila Ulitskaya

Translated by Polly Gannon

‘It seems clear to me that during the past ten years, Russia has reached the apex of its estrangement from Europe.’ Translated from the Russian by Polly Gannon.

Ludmila Ulitskaya

Ludmila Ulitskaya studied biology at Moscow University and worked at the Institute of Genetics until she was fired for dissident activities. She later became a scriptwriter and repertory director of the Hebrew  Theatre of Moscow. She is the author of fifteen works of fiction, three tales for children and six plays. In 2001 she won the Russian Booker Prize and in 2013 was made an Officier de la Légion d’honneur by the French government.

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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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