Keith Gessen

Honoree, 2008 5 Under 35

Keith Gessen is the author of two novels, All the Sad Young Literary Men and A Terrible Country. He is a founding editor of n+1 and the translator or co-translator from the Russian of Ludmilla Petrushevskaya’s There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor’s Baby (with Anna Fridrikh), Kirill Medvedev’s It’s No Good (with Bela Shayevich, Mark Krotov, and Cory Merrill), and Svetlana Alexievich’s Voices from Chernobyl.
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All the Sad Young Literary Men

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Keith Gessen

Keith Gessen is the author of two novels, All the Sad Young Literary Men and A Terrible Country. He is a founding editor of n+1 and the translator or co-translator from the Russian of Ludmilla Petrushevskaya’s There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor’s Baby (with Anna Fridrikh), Kirill Medvedev’s It’s No Good (with Bela Shayevich, Mark Krotov, and Cory Merrill), and Svetlana Alexievich’s Voices from Chernobyl. He teaches journalism at Columbia University.

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