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In Conversation: Vladimir Sorokin and Keith Gessen

April 30, 2011 | The Cooper Union | New York City

With Vladimir Sorokin and Keith Gessen


Co-sponsored by The Cooper Union

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Vladimir Sorokin, considered by many to be the next Roberto Bolaño, is one of Russia’s most accomplished and well-regarded novelists and dramatists. English translations of his masterpieces, Ice Trilogy and Day of the Oprichnik: A Novel, arrive in bookstores this year. Sorokin discusses his work with young literary star Keith Gessen, editor-in-chief of the celebrated journal n+1.


Chad Post: As mentioned on last week’s Three Percent podcast and further elaborated on in this week’s one, Vladimir Sorokin was one of the authors I was most interested in seeing at the PEN World Voices Festival. [More]

Jane Ciabattari: Although his arrival was delayed by visa problems, Vladimir Sorokin, with his leonine mane of silver hair, was much in evidence at the PEN World Voices Festival. [More]

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