Andrei Bitov

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Andrei Bitov
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Born (1937-05-27) May 27, 1937 (age 77)
Leningrad, USSR

Andrei Georgiyevich Bitov (Russian: Андре́й Гео́ргиевич Би́тов, born Leningrad/St. Petersburg, May 27, 1937) is a prominent Russian writer. Many consider him among the foremost Russian writers of the late 20th century.

Works and awards[edit]

Among the novels that solidified his reputation are: Flying-Away Monakhov, Life in Windy Weather, Pushkin House, Captive of the Caucasus, and The Monkey Link.

Bitov was granted the Bunin Award in 2006 for his selected prose works Palace Without a Tsar. Bitov’s works have been translated into a number of European languages, including English, German, Swedish, French and Italian. He was awarded by Oktyabr magazine for his story "Something with love... " in 2013.[1]

English Translations[edit]

  • Life in Windy Weather: Short Stories, Ardis, 1986.
  • A Captive of the Caucasus, HarperCollins, 1994.
  • Ten Short Stories, Raduga Publishers, 1995.
  • Pushkin House, Dalkey Archive Press, 1998.
  • The Monkey Link, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999.
  • The Symmetry Teacher, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Oktyabr magazine the Writer Andrey Bitov will award Andrey Bitov and Leonid Heifetz Ru paper. 25 December 2013. Retrieved 31 December 2013.

Secondary literature[edit]

  • Ellen Chances: Andrei Bitov: The Ecology of Inspiration (Cambridge Studies in Russian Literature), Cambridge UP, 2006, ISBN 0-521-02527-3

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