Vladimir Sorokin

Vladimir Sorokin
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Vladimir Sorokin was born in 1955. He is the author of many novels, plays, short stories, and screenplays, and of a libretto. Sorokin has won the Andrei Bely Prize and the Maxim Gorky Prize, and was nominated for the Booker–Open Russia Literary Prize. He lives in Moscow.


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PEN American Center: Vladimir Sorokin and Keith Gessen

Vladimir Sorokin, considered by many to be the next Roberto Bolaño, is one of Russia's most accomplished and well-regarded novelists and dramatists. English translations of his masterpieces, Ice Trilogy and Day of the Oprichnik: A Novel, arrive in bookstores this year. Listen to Sorokin discuss his work with young literary star Keith Gessen, editor-in-chief of the celebrated journal n+1.

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Day of the Oprichnik

Vladimir Sorokin; Translated from the Russian by Jamey Gambrell
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

One of The Telegraph’s Best Fiction Books 2011 Moscow, 2028. A scream, a moan, and a death rattle slowly pull Andrei Danilovich Komiaga out of his drunken...


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