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.

by Aleksandr Kabanov

A book of wartime poems by Alexandr Kabanov, one of Ukraine’s major poets, fighting for the independence of his country by means at his disposal – words and rhymes.

by Mark Budman

Every character in these twenty-two interlinked stories is an immigrant from a place real or imaginary. (Magic realism/immigrant fiction.)

by Andrey Kneller

In this collection, Andrey Kneller has woven together his own poems with his translations of one of the most recognized and celebrated contemporary Russian poets, Vera Pavlova.

by Osip Mandelstam

This collection, compiled, translated, and edited by poet and scholar Ian Probstein, provides Anglophone audiences with a powerful selection of Mandelstam’s most beloved and haunting poems.

by Kristina Gorcheva-Newberry

Four teenagers grow inseparable in the last days of the Soviet Union—but not all of them will live to see the new world arrive in this powerful debut novel, loosely based on Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard.


by Victor Enyutin

A book of poems in Russian by Victor Enyutin (San Francisco, 1983). Victor  Enyutin is a Russian writer, poet, and sociologist who emigrated to the US from the Soviet Union in 1975.

Three Questions. A Documentary by Vita Shtivelman
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Poetry Reading in Honor of Brodsky’s 81st Birthday
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