Contemporary Russian Fiction
Russian Authors Interviewed by Kristina Rotkirch
By Kristina Rotkirch
The living voices of eleven leading Russian authors. Kristina Rotkirch's book presents the reader with an overview of contemporary Russian literature: Boris Akunin, Yuri Mamleev, Yevgeni Grishkovets, Eduard Limonov, Victor Pelevin, Lyudmila Petrushevskaya, Nina Sadur, Vladimir Sorokin, Lyudmila Ulitskaya, Ivan Shishkin, and Tatyana Tolstaya. The contrast in styles, life experiences, and outlooks lends it a width of perspective that few books can offer.
The book's general editor is Professor Anna Ljunggren from the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Stockholm University in collaboration with Nikolai Bogomolov and Oleg Lekmanov of the Department of Journalism at Moscow State University.
"‘Contemporary Russian Fiction: A Short List' is a book I would recommend to anyone interested in
literature of the 20th Century. Through the eyes of a number of authors, it paints a picture of the art of the word in living memories of times of communism and of many paths that led well-known Russian authors to take up the pen, as well the events that shaped their styles into those by which we now recognise them. Anyone interested in Russian literature should consider adding this publication to their home library." -- THE SRF REVIEW