Igor Sakhnovsky

Igor Sakhnovsky has been published in a number of leading literary journals, both in and outside of his native Russia. His novel The Vital Needs Of The Dead was published in 1999 in the journal  Novy Mir and was subsequently translated into English, German and French.

Sakhnovsky was born in 1958 in the town of Orsk, to the south of the Ural mountains which traditionally divide the European and Asian parts of Russia. He studied philology at the Ural State University and went on to serve as scientific and chief editor at the Academy of Sciences, as well as directing the journal Book Club

In 2002 Sakhnovsky was awarded a Fellowship by the Hawthornden International Retreat for Writers (UK). Since then he has been a finalist for both the National Bestseller Prize (2006) and the Russian Booker Prize (2007), among numerous other awards. 

In 2008 his novel The Man Who Knew Everything was turned into a screenplay, directed by V. Mirzoyev.

Awards:
2002 — Fellowship Hawthornden International Writers Retreat (UK)
2003 — Grand Prix at the Russian Decameron Prize 
2003 — Award of the October magazine for the best publication
2006 — finalist of the National Bestseller Prize
2007 — finalist of the Big Book Award and the Russian Booker Prize
2008 — finalist of Arkady and Boris Strugatsky’s Award

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The Vital Needs Of The Dead

Paperback

9781909156173 | Pub. date: August 2012
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Hardback

9781909156180 | Pub. date: August 2012
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9781909156197 | Pub. date: August 2012
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PDF

9781909156470 | Pub. date: August 2012
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Kindle

9781909156203 | Pub. date: August 2012
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