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Andrei Bitov

Andrei Bitov Russian author

Russian author
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Russian author
A.K.A. Andrey Georgiyevich Bitov
Is Writer
From Russia Russia
Type Literature
Gender male
Birth 27 May 1937, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Age: 83 years
Star sign GeminiGemini
The details

Andrei Georgiyevich Bitov (Russian: Андре́й Гео́ргиевич Би́тов, born Leningrad, 27 May 1937) is a prominent Russian writer.

Works and awards

Among the novels that solidified his reputation are: Flying-Away Monakhov, Life in Windy Weather, Pushkin House, Captive of the Caucasus, and The Monkey Link.

Bitov was granted the Bunin Prize in 2006 for his selected prose works Palace Without a Tsar. Bitov’s works have been translated into a number of European languages, including English, German, Swedish, French and Italian. He was awarded by Oktyabr magazine for his story Something with love... in 2013.

English Translations

  • Life in Windy Weather: Short Stories, Ardis, 1986.
  • A Captive of the Caucasus, HarperCollins, 1994.
  • Ten Short Stories, Raduga Publishers, 1995.
  • Pushkin House, Dalkey Archive Press, 1998.
  • The Monkey Link, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999.
  • The Symmetry Teacher, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.

Secondary literature

  • Ellen Chances: Andrei Bitov: The Ecology of Inspiration (Cambridge Studies in Russian Literature), Cambridge UP, 2006, ISBN 0-521-02527-3
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