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Poor Lucky Kolyvanova

Ludmila Ulitskaya

Translated by Arch Tait

‘The red girls’ school stood opposite a grey boys’ school, built five years after it as if to proclaim the rational symmetry of the world.’

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 Arch Tait

Arch Tait was awarded the PEN Literature in Translation prize in 2010 for his translation of Putin’s Russia by Anna Politkovskaya. He has translated thirty books from the Russian, most recently Mikhail Gorbachev’s The New Russia.

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