Born in 1961 in Moscow, Mikhail Shishkin is one of the most prominent names in contemporary Russian literature, and is the only author to have won all three major Russian Literary Prizes. He lives in Zurich.
'[A] powerful treatment of love and the vividness of being alive'
Sunday Times. * Sunday Times *
'A literary masterpiece' Guardian. * Guardian *
'Shishkin is the Ian McEwan of Russia' Monocle. * Monocle *