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Vladimir Medvedev

Vladimir Medvedev

Vladimir Medvedev was born in the Zabaikal region of Siberia but was brought up in Tajikistan, where he has spent most of his life. He has worked as a fitter, a newspaper correspondent, a photo reporter, a teacher in a village school, a laborer in a geological research group, and a literary editor. Medvedev is the author of numerous essays, novellas, and short stories published in literary magazines and a collection of short horror stories, Hunting with Kukuj (Limbus Press, St Pe- tersburg, 2007).

Medvedev’s recognition as a prose writer came with his novel Zahhak (ArsisBooks, Moscow, 2017) that was shortlisted for The Yasnaya Polyana Award and The Russian Booker Prize 2017. The novel was translated into eight languages, including English, French and German.

Selected books

2024 — A Good Brother Is a Dead Brother, short stories

2017 — Zahhak, novel

2007— Hunting with Kukuj, short stories

Literary awards

Shortlisted for the Yasnaya Polyana Award 2017

Shortlisted for the Russian Booker 2017

Finalist of Prix Pierre-François Caillé de la traduction 2020 (France)

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