About Aleksandr Skorobogatov

Aleksandr Skorobogatov

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Aleksandr Skorobogatov is one of the most original Russian writers of the post-communist era. An heir to Dostoevsky, Gogol, Bulgakov, Nabokov – the surreal line of the Russian literary canon – his novels have been published to great acclaim in Russian, Dutch, French, Italian and Greek. He is only the third Russian author to win the prestigious International Literary Award Città di Penne – Mosca (Italy). He also received the Best Novel of the Year Award by Yunost (Russia, 1991) and the Medal of the President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano (Italy, 2012). His new novel, Cocaine, won Belgium’s Cutting Edge Award 2018 for ‘Best Book International’, and will soon be published in English, Spanish, Danish, Arabic, Serbian and Croatian. Skorobogatov lives and works in Belgium.