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Sergey Kuznetsov

Sergey Kuznetsov

Sergey Kuznetsov is a writer, journalist, entrepreneur and educator. Kuznetsov took part in forming post-Soviet independent journalism in Russia, focusing mainly on movies and literature, and in 2011 became the only Russian journalist having received a Knight Fellowship in journalism from Stanford University. Sergey contributes to American periodicals, including The New York Times, The Huffington Post and others.

Kuznetsov is the author of a dozen of books of prose, including The Butterfly Skin, a thriller published in 12 languages, including English, French and German, and The Round Dance of Water, translated into Arabic and English (Dalkey Archive, 2022).

Kuznetsov received numerous nominations to the prestigious literary prizes and was a finalist for the Big Book Award and New Horizons Award, for the best novel in sci-fi and fantasy.

In 2018 Sergei Kuznetsov, together with his wife Ekaterina Kadieva, launched the international middle school Le Sallay Academy, with branches in France and the States.

Since 2013 Kuznetsov resides with his family in France.

Selected books

2024 — The Meat Grinder, novel

2019 — The Teacher Dymov, novel

2019 — Living and All Grown Up, trilogy, novels

2016 — Kaleidoscope: Expendable Materials, novel

2010 — The Round Dance of Water, novel

2005 — Butterfly Skin, novel

2004 — PG21 (in co-authorship with Linor Goralik), novel

2004 — The Nineties: A Fairy-Tale, trilogy, novels

Literary awards

The Knight Fellowship from Stanford University 2001

Finalist of Big Book Award 2011

Man of the Year 5771 by the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia 2011

Longlisted for Big Bok Award 2016, 2018

Longlisted for the New Literature Award 2018

Longlisted for Yasnaya Polyana Award 2018, 2019

Shortlisted for the New Horizons Prize 2017, 2019

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