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Ludmila Ulitskaya

Ludmila Ulitskaya was born in 1943 in the Urals, graduated from Moscow University with a Degree of Master in Biology. She worked in the Institute of Genetics as a scientist. Shortly before Perestroika she became a repertory director of the Hebrew Theatre of Moscow (1979-1982), and a scriptwriter.
 
Ludmila Ulitskaya can be defined as one of the most profound and far-reaching writers of the contemporary Russian literature. She made her first appearance on the literary stage in 1990ies, when she published several collections of short stories full of rich colour and psychological details. Nowadays Ulitskaya is the author of fifteen fiction books
(over 4 500 000 copies sold worldwide), of three tales for children, and of six plays staged by a number of theatres in Russia and in Germany. Many of her books are immediately translated abroad.

BOOKS:

The Body of the Soul, 2019

(Croatia – FRAKTURA, Germany - HANSER, Hungary - MAGVETO, Italy – LA NAVE DI TESEO, France – GALLIMARD, Russia - AST, Slovakia – SLOVART)

Yakov’s Ladder, 2015

(Azerbaijan - TEAS, China - People's Literature, Croatia – FRAKTURA, Germany - HANSER, Hungary - MAGVETO, Italy – LA NAVE DI TESEO, France – GALLIMARD, Russia - AST, Serbia – Archipelag, Slovakia – SLOVART, Sweden – ERSATZ, World English – FSG)

Discarded Relics (non-fiction), 2012

(Germany - HANSER, Hungary - MAGVETO, France – GALLIMARD, Russia - AST, World English (excerpt, magazine) - GRANTA, Finland (excerpt, magazine) - GRANTA/OTAVA) 

The Big Green Tent, 2010

(Bulgaria - PARADOX, Czech Republic - PASEKA, Estonia – TANAPAEV, Finland - SILTALA, France – GALLIMARD, Germany – HANSER, Hungary – MAGVETO, Italy – BOMPIANI, Lithuania – JOTEMA, The Netherlands – DE GEUS, Poland – BAUER-WELTBILD, Romania - Humanitas, Russia - EKSMO, AST, Serbia -  – Archipelag, Slovakia – SLOVART, Sweden - Ersatz, World English rights - FSG)

Daniel Stein, Interpreter, 2006

(USA – 2011 by Overlook Press, UK – 2011 by Duckworth) (Australia - SCRIBE, Bulgaria - PARADOX, China – POPULAR LITERATURE, Croatia - FRAKTURA, Czech Republic – PASEKA, Estonia – TANAPAEV, Finland - SILTALA, France – GALLIMARD, Germany – HANSER, DTV, Hungary – MAGVETO, Italy – BOMPIANI, Japan – SHINCHOSHA, Lithuania – JOTEMA, Poland - ŚwiatKsiążki (WeltbildPolska), Russia - EKSMO, AST, Serbia – PAIDEIA, Slovakia – SLOVART, Slovenia – LITERA, Spain - ALBA, Romania – HUMANITAS, Hungary – MAGVETO, USA - OVERLOOK PRESS)

All Our Lord's Men, 2005

(France - GALLIMARD, Germany - HANSER, Hungary - MAGVETO, Korea - EULYOO, Russia - EKSMO, AST, Serbia - PAIDEIA)

Russian Marmelade, 2005

Trilogy for children vol. 1-3, 2004-2005

(France - GALLIMARD, Hungary - MAGVETO, Russia - EKSMO, AST)

Childhood Forty Nine,  2003

(France - GALLIMARD, Japan – SHINCHOSHA, Germany - HANSER, Portugal  - CAMPO DAS LETRAS, Russia - EKSMO, AST, Taiwan - LOCUS)

Sincerely yours, Shurik,  2003

(Bulgaria - FAKEL EKSPRESS, China – POPULAR LITERATURE, Croatia – FRAKTURA, Denmark - GYLDENDAL, Estonia – TANAPAEV, France - GALLIMARD, Germany - HANSER, Hungary – MAGVETO, Italy - FRASSINELLI, Latvia - Zvaigzne ABC, Poland - PHILIP WILSON, Romania – HUMANITAS, Portugal – RELOGIO D’AGUA, Serbia - PAIDEIA, Spain – ANAGRAMA, Spain (catalan language) – QUADERNS CREMA, Taiwan - LOCUS)

Women's Lies,  2003

(Albania – OMSKA, Denmark - GYLDENDAL, Finland – SILTALA, France - GALLIMARD, Germany - HANSER, Greece - KASTANIOTIS, Hungary - MAGVETO, Italy – FRASSINELLI, Japan – SHINCHOSHA, Lithuania - JOTEMA , The Netherlands  - DE GEUS, Poland - PHILIP WILSON, Portugal - RELOGIO D’AGUA, Romania - S.C HUMANITAS S.A, Russia - EKSMO, AST, Serbia – PAIDEIA, Spain – ANAGRAMA)

Girls,  2002

(Japan - GUN ZHO SHA, Israel – LIBROS, Finland - SILTALA, France – GALLIMARD, Hungary – MAGVETO, Germany – VOLK UND WELT, Romania – HUMANITAS, Russia - EKSMO, AST, Serbia - PAIDEIA)

Kukotsky Case,  2001

(Albania - OMSCA, Bulgaria – Colibri, China - LIN ZIAN, Estonia - TANAPAEV, Denmark - HOVEDLAND OG BOGAN, France - GALLIMARD, Georgia – AZRI, Germany - VOLK UND WELT (LUCHTENHAND LUEBBE), Korea - DULNYOUK PUBLISHING, Macedonia – ANTOLOG, The Netherlands - DE GEUS, Hungary - EUROPE, Italy - FRASSINELLI, Lithuania - JOTEMA, Norway - BAZAR, Poland - PHILIP WILSON, Russia - EKSMO, AST, Serbia - Filip Višnjić, Archipelag) 

Funeral Party, 1997

(USA –2001 by Schocken Books, UK – 2015 by Weidenfeld Nicolson) (Bulgaria - COLIBRI, Croatia - VUKOVIC, Croatia – SYSPRINT, Denmark - GYLDENDAL, Estonia - TANAPAEV, Finland - TAMMI, France - GALLIMARD, Germany - VOLK UND WELT (LUCHTENHAND LUEBBE), Great Britain - VICTOR GOLLANZ (ORION MASS MARKET), Greece - EKDOSEIS KASTANIOTIS, Hungary - MAGVETO, Israel - HA KIBBUTZ, Italy - FRASSINELLI, The Netherlands - DE GEUS, Portugal - RELOGIO D’AGUA, Romania - S.C HUMANITAS S.A, Slovakia - SLOVART, Spain - LUMEN RANDOM HOUSE, Sweden – BAZAR, USA – SCHOCKEN, USA - KNOPF)

Medea, 1996 

(USA – 2002 by Schocken Books) (Albania - OMSCA, Bulgaria - COLIBRI, China - KUN LUN, Denmark - GYLDENDAL, Estonia – TANAPAEV, Finland - SILTALA, France - GALLIMARD, Germany - VOLK UND WELT (LUCHTENHAND LUEBBE), Greece - OKEANIDA, Hungary - MAGVETO, Italy - EINAUDI, Israel - KETER BOOKS, Korea - GIMM-YOUNG, Latvia – JANIS ROZE, Lithuania - JOTEMA, The Netherlands - DE GEUS, Norway - BAZAR, Poland - PHILIP WILSON, Russia - EKSMO, AST, Serbia - Filip Višnjić, Slovakia - KALLIGRAM, Turkey - AD KITAPCILIK, USA - SCHOCKEN)

Sonechka, 1995

(USA – 2005 by Schocken Books) (Bulgaria - COLIBRI, Chile - LOM, China - KUN LUN, Czech Republic - HUMANITARIAN TECHNOLOGIES, Croatia - SYSPRINT, Egypt - AL KARMA BOOKS, France - GALLIMARD, Germany - VOLK UND WELT (LUCHTENHAND LUEBBE), The Netherlands - DE GEUS, Hungary - MAGVETO, Italy - E/O, Japan - SCHIN ZHO SHA, Korea - GIMM-YOUNG, Latvia - Zvaigzne ABC, Lithuania - KYTOS KNYGOS, Norway - BAZAR, Poland - PHILIP WILSON, Portugal - CAMPO DAS LETRAS, Romania - S.C HUMANITAS S.A., Russia - EKSMO, AST, Serbia - PAIDEIA, Slovakia - VYDAVATELSTVO SSS, Spain - ANAGRAMA, Sweden - NORSTEDTS, Taiwan - LOCUS, Turkey - AD KITAPCILIK, USA - SCHOCKEN, Vietnam - NHANAM)

Short Stories

(Bulgaria - Short Stories 1 - COLIBRI , Czech Republic - Short Stories 1 - HUMANITARIAN TECHNOLOGIES, France - Short  Stories 1 - GALLIMARD, France - Short Stories 2 - GALLIMARD, France -  Short Stories 3 - GALLIMARD, Germany - Short Stories 1 - VOLK UND WELT (LUCHTENHAND LUEBBE), Germany - Short Stories 2 - VOLK UND WELT (LUCHTENHAND LUEBBE), Great Britain - Short Stories - HARVILL, Israel - Short Stories - AM OVED, Israel - Short Stories - LIBROS, Italy - Short Stories - LUCIANA TUFFANI, Romania  - Short Stories 2 - S.C HUMANITAS S.A, Russia - EKSMO, AST, Slovakia - Short Stories - VYDAVATELSTVO SSS, Turkey - Short Stories - AD KITAPCILIK)
 

Awards:

AUSTRIA

Austrian State Prize for European Literature (2014)

FRANCE

Officier de la Légiond'honneur (2013)
Prix Simone de Beauvoirpour la liberté des femmes(2011)
Ordre des Arts et Lettres (2004)
Ordre des Palmes académiques (2003)
MédicisPrize(1996, for "Sonechka") 

ITALY

Gran PremiodelleLettrici ELLE (Nov. 2010, for Daniel Stein, Interpreter)
Premio Bauer/Ca’Foscari(2010)
Grinzane Cavour Literary Award (2008, for "Sincerely Yours, Shurik")
Penne Prize (2006, for "Kukotsky Case")
Literature Prize Giuseppe Acerbi (1998, for "Sonechka")
Penne Prize (1997) 

UK

Man Booker International Prize nominee (2009).

GERMANY

Siegfried-Lenz-Preis (2020)
Father Alexander Men's Award (2008, Germany-Russia, for "Daniel Stein, Interpreter")

HUNGARY

Budapest Grand Prix (2009) 

ROMANIA

Doctor HonorisCausa, University of Bucharest (2019)

CHINA

National Literature Prize (2005, for "Sincerely yours, Shurik") 

SOUTH KOREA

Park Kyung-ni International Literary Award (2012)

RUSSIA

National Literary Prize BIG BOOKand Reader’s Choice Award (2016, for "Yakov's Ladder")
Russian Booker of the Decade nominee (2011, for Daniel Stein, Interpreter), 
Oleg Tabakov Prize (2011, Russia, for "Imago");
GLOBE yearly prize of The Znamya monthly literature magazine (2010, together with Mikhail Khodorkovsky for 'Dialogues with Ludmila Ulitskaya')
National Literary Prize BIG BOOK (2007, for "Daniel Stein, Interpreter")
Best Stage Play Award 2006 conferred by Moscow Culture Committee(2007, for "The White Elephant Year")
National Olympia Prize of Russian Academy of Business (2007)
Best writer of the Year Ivanushka Prize (2004)
Novel of the Year Prize (2004, for "Sincerely yours, Shurik")
Russian Booker Prize (2002, for "Kukotsky Case")

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