Ludmila Ulitskaya

(b. 1943) is a Russian novelist and short-story writer. She has received numerous Russian and international awards, including the Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, the 2002 Russian Booker Prize for the novel Kukotsky Casethe and the 2007 National Literary Prize BIG BOOK for the novel Daniel Stein, Translator.


"The most important thing here is self-discipline...".

The Khodorkovsky-Ulitskaya correspondence

“Looking for loopholes in the law and exploiting them – this was the most that we allowed ourselves. And we got our kicks from showing the government the mistakes it had made in legislation.” Translated excerpts from the correspondence between Mikhail Khodorkovsky and novelist Lyudmila Ulitskaya, first published in 2009 in Novaja Gazeta.

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