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TOP: Dmitry Bykov
BOTTOM: Bykov's biography of Nobel Prize-winning Russian writer, Boris Pasternak

DMITRY BYKOV

Program Bio
February 2005: UNC-Chapel Hill and The PEN American Center in New York
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Dmitriy Bykov is the author of over 15 publications, including three novels, eight compilations of poetry, two collections of essays, a children’s book written together with his wife, and a biography of Boris Pasternak.

Born in Moscow in 1967; graduated from Department of Journalism of Moscow State University; served in the army; has been working at or published by many weekly newspapers and magazines from 1989 until now. Hosts about ten television programs. Editor of a weekly newspaper and editor of the “Individual and Society” section of a magazine. Currently, he is finishing a major novel about Russian history with all its mysterious twists and crossroads and is tremendously enjoying the process. He is married to a writer and translator with whom he has two children.

Links
  • A profile of Bykov in the Moscow Times
  • A New York Times article, announcing that Bykov won Russia's "Big Book Award" for his biography of Boris Pasternak