Alexey Sinitsyn is a Russian novelist, book reviewer, and critic. Born in Ufa in 1972, he graduated from the Ufa State University, where he also completed his graduate studies in Ontology and Theory of Knowledge. His first publications appeared in the mid-90s. He is the author of three published novels: “The Art of Boredom” (2014), “Game Tutorial” (2015), and “Space Machine” (2019, AST). He holds a PhD in Philosophy. Currently, he lives in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
In this collection of 34 short stories, author Alexis Levitin, travel set in hand, takes the reader on a journey across several continents – and even into space – exploring the joys of chess and its effect on the lives of those who play.
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.