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Alexander Chudakov

ELKOST Intl. Literary Agency handles world publishing rights in all works by Alexander Chudakov

2001 RUSSIAN BOOKER Award nominee
2011 RUSSIAN BOOKER OF THE DECADE Awared winner

 

Alexander Chudakov (1938-2005) was an internationally renowned Russian literary scholar and Chekhov specialist. He joined the faculty of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of World Literature in 1964 and became a professor of Russian literature at Moscow State University in 1969. After 1988, he taught as a visiting professor at universities in Hamburg, Michigan, Los Angeles, Seoul and Cologne.

In 2000, Chudakov made a surprising literary debut with his fictionalized family memoir entitled A Gloom Descends Upon the Ancient Steps. It was a favorite of serious Russian critics and was nominated for several prestigious national prizes, including the 2001 Russian Booker. In 2011, it was awarded a new Russian Booker prize, “Russian Booker of the Decade.”