Pavel Basinski

Pavel Basinski was born in 1961 in Frolovo town (Volgograd region). He studied at the Saratov University and the Maxim Gorky Literature Institute in Moscow. He has a PhD in Russian Philology. Basinski is one of the most influencial and highly acclaimed literary critics in Russia. He publishes in Literaturnaya Gazeta, Novi Mir, Oktyabr, Znamya, Druzhba narodov and others. He was a jury member of of several major Russian literary prizes, such as the Russian Booker, the Alexander Solzhenitsyn Prize and the Yasnaya Polyana Prize. He works as culture editor of Rossiyskaya Gazeta. Pavel Basinski lives in Moscow.

2018 Russian Federation National Award
2010 Big Book
2010 Book of the Year(Tolstoy: Escape from Paradise)
2008 Big Book shortlist
1998 Anti-Booker Prize

Foreign rights in general (Tolstoy: Escape from Paradise):
Arabic, Armenia, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Germany, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Mongolia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, UK/US