Oleg Zaionchkovski

Oleg Zaionchkovski was born in Kuibyshev, now Samara, in 1959. After leaving high school he worked as an inspector in an aircraft factory. He has been writing prose since his youth but it is only recently that his work has been published. His second novel “Sergeev and The Town” reached the Short List for The Booker – Open Russia Literary Prize in 2004. Oleg Zaionchkovski lives in a small town near Moscow.

Awards: 2010 Short list for the Big Book Award
2004 Shortlist Russian Booker Prize

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