russian author & journalist sergey kuznetsov joins the show from paris to talk about the english translation of his novel butterfly skin, being a pioneer of the internet in russia, the recent shootings in paris, government manipulation of news & information, love, sex, violence & much, much more!
sergey was born & raised in moscow. in the late 90s he became a leading russian film & pop-culture critic, & achieved prominence as one of the pioneers of the internet in russia. he has actively contributed to magazines such as harper’s bazaar, playboy, vogue & l’officiel, as well as publications such as the new york times & huffington post. in 2001 he became the first russian journalist to be awarded the knight fellowship at stanford university. kuznetsov is the author of the nineties: a fairy tale (a detective trilogy) & PG21, a futuristic novel (together with linor goralik). his novel butterfly skin has acquired cult status in russia & has been translated into five languages (the english translation was published in 2014 from titan books). his story “moscow reincarnations” was included in the anthology moscow noir (akashic books, 2010). The english translation of his critically acclaimed novel the circle dance of water is forthcoming from dalkey archive press. follow sergey on twitter @skuzn.
read my review of butterfly skin on litreactor.com from september 2014 here.
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