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Alexandra Popoff

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ALEXANDRA POPOFF is the author of the award-winning SOPHIA TOLSTOY: A BIOGRAPHY and of THE WIVES: THE WOMEN BEHIND RUSSIA’S LITERARY GIANTS, chosen as a best WSJ book for 2012.

TOLSTOY'S FALSE DISCIPLE, her upcoming biography, tells the unknown story of Leo Tolstoy's clandestine relationship with his disciple, Vladimir Chertkov.

POPOFF has written for Russian national newspapers and magazines in Moscow and, as an Alfred Friendly Press Fellow, published articles in The Philadelphia Inquirer and its Sunday magazine. She has also contributed to Huffington Post, The Boston Globe, The Globe and Mail, and National Post. Popoff lives in Canada.


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Sophia Tolstoy: A Biography
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 88 ratings — published 2010 — 7 editions
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Today, authors approach famous writers for a book cover blurb. Few expect honest advice.

But over a century ago, when beginning writers sent their manuscripts to Tolstoy, they wanted his advice and some even asked him to revise their prose. He was generous with his time and frequently helped authors from underprivileged backgrounds. In some cases, their prose would get published because Tolstoy... Read more of this blog post »
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