Oleg Zaionchkovsky

Oleg Viktorovich Zaionchkovsky (Russian: Олег Викторович Зайончковский)(born 1959) is a Russian author.

Oleg Zaionchkovsky
Born
Oleg Viktorovich Zaionchkovsky

1959 (age 60–61)
NationalityRussian
OccupationAuthor

His writing has been shortlisted for the Russian Booker Prize and the National Bestseller Prize. He is the author of Sergeev and the Town (2005) and Happiness is Possible (And Other Stories, 2012).

LifeEdit

Oleg Zaionchkovsky was born in 1959 in Samara, on the east bank of the Volga River. He spent all his adult life, until a recent move to Moscow, in the small town of Khotkovo, working as a test engineer in a factory making rocket engines.[1]

WorkEdit

Zaionchkovsky's first book, Sergeev and the Town (2005), was shortlisted for both the Russian Booker Prize and the National Bestseller Prize. His second book, Happiness is Possible (2010), was also shortlisted for the Russian Booker Prize as well as the Russian Big Book Prize. Happiness is Possible was translated into English by Andrew Bromfield and published by independent London publisher And Other Stories in 2012.

BibliographyEdit

  • Happiness is Possible trans. Andrew Bromfield. London: And Other Stories, 2012. ISBN 9781908276094
  • Sergeev and the Town (2005)

ReferencesEdit