In today’s PEN Podcast, we feature a conversation between n+1 co-editor Keith Gessen and Russian writer and dramatist Vladimir Sorokin. Sorokin’s The Blizzard, a dense, postmodern tale that both draws upon and firmly distinguishes itself from classic Russian literature, was recently longlisted for PEN’s 2016 Literary Awards. The finalists for all book awards will be announced February 2nd.