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Ludmila Ulitskaya


She is one of the most internationally recognized contemporary Russian authors. Born in the Urals and raised in Moscow, she studied biology and worked at the Moscow Institute of Genetics while also directing the Kamerni State Jewish Theater. In the 1980s she started to fully devote herself to writing, becoming the author of some twenty works of fiction and theater, including Sonechka (published in Catalan by La Magrana, 2000; and published in Spanish by Anagrama, 2022), translated into more than fifteen languages and winner of the Prix Médicis in France and the Giuseppe Acerbi Prize in Italy. It was followed, among others, by the other books as The Funeral Party (published in Spanish by Lumen, 2022), Women's Lies (Published in spanish Anagrama, 2009) and Daniel Stein, Interpreter (published in Spanish by Alba Editorial, 2013). The work Sincerely yours, Shurik (published in Catalan by Quaderns Crema, 2006), was awarded in 2004 in Russia with the Novel of the Year Award, the Ivanushka Award for Best Book of the Year and the National Literature Award in 2005. She also won the National Literature Prize in China, the Simone de Beauvoir Prize for women's freedom, and this year she received the Formentor de les Lletres 2022 Prize for her work as a whole. In recent years she has been a candidate for the Nobel Prize for Literature. Since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Ulitskaya has been living in exile in Berlin.

Update: 12 December 2022


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Ludmila Ulitskaya and Vladimir Sorokin

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