Alexander Melikhov

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Alexander Melikhov
St. Petersburg, Russia

Alexander Melikhov (pen name of Alexander Meilakhs; born July 29, 1947, Rossosh, Voronezh Oblast) is a Russian writer. He is the author of many well-known books, such as “The Provincial,” “Scales for the Good,” “Confessions of a Jew,” “Humpbacked Atlanteans, or the New Don Quixote,” “The Novel with Prostatitis,” “The Plague,” “Red Zion,” “Love Killer,” “Wise Men and Poets,” “Fools International,” “Birobidzhan – the Promised Land,” “Shadow of the Father,” “Republic of Korea: In Search of a Tale,” “Drifting Idols,” “Armor from the Cloud.” His novels “The Whole World is Allien to Us,” “And There Is No Retribution,” and “A Date with Quasimodo” have been short-listed for the Russian Booker Prize.

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Poetry Reading in Honor of Brodsky’s 81st Birthday
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