Gennadi Kazakevitch was born in Moscow and grew up in Siberia. He graduated from the economics department of Moscow State University. He lives in Melbourne, Australia, where he teaches economics at Monash University. He is a columnist in Australian media on matters of economics. He authored two collections of poetry in Russian with translations, and his Russian poems were published in various literary journals and collections. He won the first translators’ prize at a literary competition “Emigrantskaya Lira 2019” in Belgium.
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.