July 12, 1868|
Odessa, Russian Empire
|Died||December 2, 1927
Semyon Solomonovich Yushkevich (Russian: Семён Соломонович Юшкевич) (July 12, 1868 – December 2, 1927), was a Russian-speaking Jewish writer and playwright and a member of the Moscow literary group Sreda. He was a representative of the Jewish-Russian school of literature.
Yushkevich's first story was published in 1897, entitled "The Tailor: From Jewish Daily Life" (Портной. Из еврейского быта) in Russkoye Bogatstvo. Yushkevich wrote for the theater, including the 1906 play "King" (Король). Yushkevich wrote novels as well, such as "Leon Drei" (Леон Дрей).
Yushkevich spent time in Berlin following the Kishinev Pogrom in 1903. Yushkevich emigrated in 1920. He lived in Romania, France, the United States, and Germany before his death in Paris in 1927.