Elena Chizhova

Elena Chizhova

Biography

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.

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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