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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
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I am publishing my answers to questions about my book, "Tolstoy’s False Disciple," that I have received through social media and during the book’s launch at McNally Robinson Bookstore in Saskatoon.

Q. How intimate were Tolstoy and Chertkov?

A. Tolstoy’s contemporary biographer and translator, Aylmer Maude, describes the relationship as intimate and non-transparent. Chertkov was at the center of... Read more of this blog post »
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