Lyudmila Ulitskaya

Lyudmila Ulitskaya

Ludmila Ulitskaya is a critically acclaimed modern Russian novelist and short-story writer. She was born in the town of Davlekanovo in Bashkiria in 1943. She grew up in Moscow where she studied biology at the Moscow State University.

Biography

Having worked in the field of genetics and biochemistry, Ulitskaya began her literary career by joining the Jewish drama theatre as a literary consultant. She was the author of two movie scripts produced in the early 1990s — The Liberty Sisters (Сестрички Либерти, 1990) and A Woman for All (Женщина для всех, 1991).

Ulitskaya's first novel Sonechka (Сонечка) published in Novy Mir in 1992 almost immediately became extremely popular, and was shortlisted for the Russian Booker Award. Nowadays her works are much admired by the reading public and critics in Russia and many other countries. Her works have been translated into several languages and received several international and Russian literary awards, including the Russian Booker for Kukotsky's Case (2001). Lyudmila Ulitskaya currently resides in Moscow.Ulitskaya's works have been translated into many foreign languages. In Germany her novels have been added to bestseller list thanks to features of her works in a television program hosted by literary critic Elke Heidenreich.

Awards

* "National Literary Prize BIG BOOK" (2007, Russia) for the novel "Daniel Stein, Translator"
* "National Olympia Prize of Russian Academy of Business" (2007, Russia)
* "Penne Prize" (2006, Italy) for the novel "Kukotsky Case"
* "National Literature Prize" for "Sincerely yours, Shurik" (2005, China)
* "Best writer of the Year Ivanushka Prize" (2004, Russia)
* "Novel of the Year Prize" (2004, Russia) for the novel "Sincerely yours, Shurik"
* "Russian Booker Prize" (2002, Russia) for the novel "Kukotsky Case"
* "Giuseppe Acerbi Award" (1998, Italy) for her novel Medea
* "Medici Prize" (1998, France)
* "Penne Prize" (1997, Italy)

elected works

* "Sonechka" (Сонечка, 1995)
* "Medea and Her Children" (Медея и ее дети, 1996)
* "The Funeral Party" (Веселые похороны, 1997)
* "Kukotsky's Case" (Казус Кукоцкого, 2001)
* "Women’s Lies " (Сквозная линия, 2003)
* "Sincerely Yours, Shurik" (Искренне Ваш Шурик, 2003)
* "The people of our tsar" (Люди нашего царя, Москва, 2005)
* "Daniel Stein, Translator" (Даниэль Штайн, переводчик, Москва, 2006)

Online text

* [http://www.fictionbook.ru/author/ulickaya_lyudmila/kazus_kukockogo/ulickaya_kazus_kukockogo.html#TOC_id2340068 Kukotsky's Case full text] (in Russian)

External links

* [http://www.openrussia.info/booker/eng/the Russian Booker Literary Prize official site]
* [http://english.mn.ru/english/issue.php?2003-46-15 Ulitskaya's article on Solzhenitsyn in the Moscow News]
* [http://www.litwomen.ru/autogr23.html Ulitskaya's short autobiography and interview ] (in Russian)
* [http://www.randomhouse.com/schocken/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=0805211322 A brief review of The Funeral Party] - Ulitskaya's debut in the US
* [http://www.perevod.it/elkost/ludmila_ulitskaya/index.html Ulitskaya's page on her Literary Agent's website (Elena Kostioukovitch International Literary Agency)]


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