Masha Gessen

Winner, 2017 National Book Awards

Masha Gessen is a Russian-American journalist and the author of several books, including The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Carnegie Fellowship, and her work has appeared in The New York TimesThe New York Review of BooksThe New YorkerSlate, Vanity Fair, and many other publications.
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The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia

The Future Is History, by Masha Gessen book cover
ISBN 9781594634536 Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House

Hailed for her “fearless indictment of the most powerful man in Russia” (The Wall Street Journal), award-winning journalist Masha Gessen is unparalleled in her understanding of the events and forces that have wracked her native country in recent times. More about this book >

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Masha Gessen

Masha Gessen is a Russian-American journalist and the author of several books, including The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Carnegie Fellowship, and her work has appeared in The New York TimesThe New York Review of BooksThe New YorkerSlate, Vanity Fair, and many other publications. A longtime resident of Moscow, Gessen now lives in New York.

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