An Evening with Novelist Ludmila Ulitskaya

Sponsored by Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages Research Unit


Monday, January 28, 2008
7:00 pm –
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Building 260 Room 113

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Join us for a bilingual evening with Russian novelist Ludmila Ulitskaya, the Writer in Residence in Stanford's Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages. Ulitskaya will read from her novel Daniel Stein, Translator, winner of Russia's prestigious Big Book Prize.

Ulitskaya is the author of fourteen fiction books, including The Funeral Party, Medea and her Children, Sonechka, The Kukotsky Case, and other works. She has also written three tales for children and six plays staged by a number of theaters in Russia and in Germany.

Ulitskaya was born in 1943 in the Ural Mountains and graduated from Moscow University with a Master's Degree in biology. She worked in the Institute of Genetics as a scientist. Shortly before perestroika (1979/1982) she became Repertory Director and scriptwriter for the Hebrew Theater of Moscow.

In addition to the Big Book Prize, she has won the Medici Award (1998, France), the Penne Literary Prize (1998, Italy) and the Giuseppe Acerbi Award (1998, Italy) for Medea; the Booker Prize (2002, Russia) for The Kukotsky Case; the Novel of the Year Prize (2004, Russia) for the novel Sincerely Yours, Shurik; the Best Writer of the Year Ivanushka Prize (2004, Russia); and the Penne Literary Prize (2006, Italy).

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