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Eugene Vodolazkin

Eugene Vodolazkin

Bestselling author

Eugene Vodolazkin was born in Kiev in 1964.

A scholarly expert in the old Russian literature, since 1990 Vodolazkin has worked in the department of the Old Russian Literature at the Pushkin House.

Prof. Dmitry Likhachev’s pupil, Eugene Vodolazkin has numerous academic published titles and articles to his name and has been awarded fellowships for research and lectureship in Germany from Toepfer Foundation and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Vodolazkin’s debut novel, Solovyov and Larionov, became an immediate success, shortlisted to Andrei Bely Prize (2009) and The Big Book Award (2010).

Laurus, Eugene Vodolazkin’s second novel, became an international bestseller, translated into 35 languages, and awarded with The Big Book Award and Yasnaya Polyana Prize in 2013.

Eugene Vodolazkin lives with his family in St Petersburg, Russia.

Selected books

2022 — Chagin, novel

2020 — A History of the Island, novel

2020 — Sister of Four, play

2019 — Brisbane, novel

2016 — The Aviator, novel

2012 — Laurus, novel

2009 — Soloviev & Larionov, novel

Literary awards

Longlisted for the International Dublin Award 2024

The Big Book Award 2023

Longlisted for the International Dublin Award 2023

Shortlisted for the Big Book Award 2019, 2021

The Alexander Slozhenitsyn Prize 2019

The Big Book Award 2016

Shortlisted for the New Literature Award 2016

The Gorky Prize, Sorrento 2016

The Big Book Award and Yasnaya Polyana Prize 2013

Shortlisted for the National Bestseller Prize 2013

The Booker Prize 2013

The Big Book Award 2010

Andrei Bely Prize 2009

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