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Tatyana Tolstaya

Tatyana Tolstaya is the great grandneice of Leo Tolstoy. Since the 1980s, she has enjoyed a reputation as one of Russia’s foremost original literary voices. The TLS hailed her first novel, The Slynx, a postmodern literary masterpiece of the same stature as Gogol’s Dead Souls and Nabokov’s Pale Fire, while Joseph Brodsky called her ‘the most original, tactile, luminous voice in Russian prose today.’ She lives in Moscow. She has written for New York Review of Books and The New Yorker.

Books by Tatyana Tolstaya