Victor Martinovich is a deputy editor of
BelGazeta, a Belarusian weekly newspaper, and the dean of
the Faculty of Politics at the European Humanities University, a
Belarusian institution closed by the authorities in 2004 and now
based in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Diane Nemec Ignashev is Class of 1941 Professor of Russian and the Liberal Arts at Carleton College in Minnesota and the translator of No Love Without Poetry: The Memoirs of Marina Tsvetaeva's Daughter by Ariadna Efron (Northwestern, 2009).
"Victor Martinovich is a funny writer...the novel is as hilarious a
send up of modern Belorussian tyranny as one can expect. Why is
probably why the book was banned upon its release and Martinovich
is now living in exile." --Russian Life