Andrei Georgiyevich Bitov (Russian: Андрей
Георгиевич Битов, born Leningrad/St. Petersburg,
May 27, 1937) is a prominent Russian writer.
Many consider him among the foremost Russian
writers of the late 20th century.
Among the novels that solidified his reputation
are: Flying-Away Monakhov, Life in Windy
Weather, Pushkin House, Captive of the Caucasus,
and The Monkey Link.
Bitov was granted the Bunin Award in 2006 for
his selected prose works Palace Without a Tsar.
Bitov’s works have been translated into a number
of European language, including English, German,
Swedish, French and Italian.
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