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Maya Kucherskaya

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MAYA KUCHERSKAYA is a literary critic, novelist, biographer and teacher. A graduate of Moscow State University, she received a PhD from UCLA and is the author of more than 100 articles on literature and culture. She has served several times as a judge on Russia’s most prestigious literary award, the Booker, and her first novel (recently rewritten and published as The Rain God) received the Student Booker prize. Faith & Humor (published in Russian as Sovremenny Paterik) was shortlisted for the 2006 Bunin Prize and will be published in 2011 by Russian Life Books.


Reflecting on Shishkin

Russian Life: May/June 2013
A reflection on the place of writers in Putin's Russia, through the lens of writer Mikhail Shishkin's refusal to take part in further government literary junkets.
Author: Maya Kucherskaya
Translator: Nora Seligman Favorov
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Waiting for Miracles

Russian Life: Jan/Feb 2012
Exactly why did so many Russians wait on line for hours, sometimes days, to see an ancient relic visiting Christ the Savior Cathedral in November? Maya Kucherskaya has some ideas.
Author: Maya Kucherskaya
Translator: Paul E. Richardson
Illustrations/Images: Mitya Aleshkovsky
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Faith and Humor

Chtenia: Fall 2011

Author: Maya Kucherskaya
Translator: Alexei Bayer
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Tolstoy's Flight

Russian Life: Nov/Dec 2010
Author Pavel Basinsky has penned a new book about Tolstoy’s last days in Yasnaya Polyana and it has become a Russian bestseller, proving that the classic author is still widely popular in his homeland.
Author: Maya Kucherskaya
Translator: Paul E. Richardson
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