Elena Chizhova

Elena Chizhova


Elena Chizhova is a Russian novelist, essayist, and head of the PEN branch in Saint Petersburg. A former teacher and businesswoman who turned later to writing, her work touches on Soviet and post-Soviet social realities. She was awarded the 2009 Russian Booker Prize for her novel The Time of Women, which traces the lives of several generations of women in a communal apartment in post-war Leningrad. The Time of Woman has been translated into English and multiple other languages and adapted for stage.

Buy Chizhova’s book The Time of Women


Events with Elena Chizhova

Feminizm Po-Russki: Three Writers on Women in Modern Russia

04 May 2017
7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street New York, NY 10002 (212) 219-0736, F to 2nd Avenue, J/Z to Bowery, 6 to Spring, M to Essex, B/D to Grand