Eugene Vodolazkin, dressed in grey, arms folded, standing in front of bookcase
Eugene Vodolazkin © Alexei Savkin

Eugene
Vodolazkin

Eugene Vodolazkin was born in Kyiv, Ukraine. His second novel, Laurus, won both of Russia’s major literary awards, the National Big Book Award and the Yasnaya Polyana Book Award, and was shortlisted for the National Bestseller Prize and the Russian Booker Prize. His debut novel, Solovyov and Larionov, was shortlisted for the Andrei Bely Prize and the Big Book Award. Vodolazkin works in the department of Old Russian Literature at Pushkin House. He is an expert in medieval history and folklore and has numerous academic books and articles to his name. Vodolazkin lives with his family in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Eugene Vodolazkin was born in Kyiv, Ukraine. His second novel, Laurus, won both of Russia’s major literary awards, the National Big Book Award and the Yasnaya Polyana Book Award, and was shortlisted for the National Bestseller Prize and the Russian Booker Prize. His debut novel, Solovyov and Larionov, was shortlisted for the Andrei Bely Prize and the Big Book Award. Vodolazkin works in the department of Old Russian Literature at Pushkin House. He is an expert in medieval history and folklore and has numerous academic books and articles to his name. Vodolazkin lives with his family in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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