Category: russian literature

PORTRAIT OF AN UNKNOWN GIRL (PORTRET VAN EEN ONBEKEND MEISJE) BY ALEKSANDR SKOROBOGATOV – Plot Summary

PORTRAIT OF AN UNKNOWN GIRL is a sensual, captivating and tragic story about a secret teenage love, unfolding against the gloomy background of oppressed Belarus in the final decades of Soviet rule. Told from the perspective of Sasha, thirteen at the beginning of the story and eighteen at its tragic end, Aleksandr Skorobogatov’s gripping novel takes the reader on an unsettling emotional rollercoaster ride.

Aleksandr Skorobogatov received a medal from the President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano

The Russian writer Aleksandr Skorobogatov has been declared the overall winner of the XXXIVth International Literary Prize “Città di Penne – Mosca” 2012 (Italy)

During the closing ceremony on 1st December 2012 in the town of Penne (Italy), Aleksandr Skorobogatov was declared the overall winner of the XXXIVth International Literary Prize “Città di Penne – Mosca” 2012 (Italy) for his novel “Vera” (Edizioni E /O, 2011). Aleksandr Skorobogatov received 333 of the 560 votes of the public jury that chose the winner in the final phase of the prize. He defeated the other two finalists: Emanuele Trevi (Italy, 106 votes) and Dulce Maria Cardoso (Portugal, 60 votes).