Marusya Klimova

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Marusya Klimova
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Born (1961-01-14) January 14, 1961 (age 55)
Leningrad, Soviet Union
Genre Fiction

Marusya Klimova (first name also transliterated Marusia or Maroussia; Russian: Мару́ся Кли́мова; real name Tatyana Nikolayevna Kondratovich, Татьяна Николаевна Кондратович; born January 14, 1961 in Leningrad, Soviet Union), is a Russian writer and translator.

Klimova plays with prose and reality, creating a blend of the two. Vladimir Sorokin, Victor Erofeyev, and Ilya Kabakov named Klimova as one of the most prominent contemporary Russian authors. She is the author of translations from the French (Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Jean Genet, Pierre Guyotat, Georges Bataille, Monique Wittig, Michel Foucault, Pierre Louÿs, etc.) as well as her own books; she is a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (2006). She lives in Saint Petersburg.


  • Golubaya krov (Blue Blood, 1996)
  • Domik v Bua-Colomb (House in Bois-Colombes, 1998)
  • Morskiye rasskazy (Marine Stories, 1999)
  • Belokurye bestii (Fair-haired Devils, 2001)
  • Selin v Rossii (Céline in Russia, 2000)
  • Moya istoriya russkoy literatury (My History of Russian Literature, 2004)
  • Parizhskiye vstrechi (Paris Meetings, 2004)
  • Moya teoriya literatury (My Theory of Literature, 2009)
  • Portret hudojnitzy v junosti (A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Woman, 2012)