Ludmilla Petrushevskaya


Born
in Moscow, Russian Federation
May 26, 1938


Ludmilla Stefanovna Petrushevskaya (Russian: Людмила Стефановна Петрушевская) (born 26 May 1938) is a Russian writer, novelist and playwright.

Her works include the novels The Time Night (1992) and The Number One, both short-listed for the Russian Booker Prize, and Immortal Love, a collection of short stories and monologues. Since the late 1980s her plays, stories and novels have been published in more than 30 languages. In 2003 she was awarded the Pushkin Prize in Russian literature by the Alfred Toepfer Foundation in Germany. She was awarded the Russian State Prize for arts (2004), the Stanislavsky Award (2005), and the Triumph Prize (2006).

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There Once Lived a Woman Wh...

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The Time: Night

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Through the Wall

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Immortal Love

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Настоящие сказки

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Cinzano

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3.43 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1992 — 2 editions
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Vrijeme noć

4.27 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 1991
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