Andrey Kurkov


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in Budogoszcz, Russian Federation
April 23, 1961

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Andrei Kurkov - Russian writer of Ukrainian origin.

Kurkov was born in small town of Budogoszcz, Russia on April 23, 1961. When Kurkov was young, his family moved to Kyiv, Ukraine. In 1983 Kurkov graduated Kyiv Pedagogical Academy of Foreign Languages and later also completed a Japanese translation training.

Kurkov's most famous novels are 'Smert pingvina' (1996, translated into English in 2001 under the title 'Death and the Penguin') and 'Zakon ulitki' (2002, translated into English in 2005 under the title 'Penguin lost)'.

Average rating: 3.78 · 15,353 ratings · 1,525 reviews · 42 distinct worksSimilar authors
Death and the Penguin

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3.81 avg rating — 8,920 ratings — published 1996 — 69 editions
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Penguin Lost

3.78 avg rating — 1,518 ratings — published 1996 — 23 editions
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A Matter оf Death аnd Life

3.72 avg rating — 973 ratings — published 1999 — 17 editions
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The Case of the General's T...

3.30 avg rating — 493 ratings — published 2000 — 10 editions
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The Milkman in the Night

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The President's Last Love

3.75 avg rating — 393 ratings — published 2004 — 17 editions
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The Good Angel of Death

3.71 avg rating — 366 ratings — published 1997 — 15 editions
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The Gardener from Ochakov

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Ukraine Diaries

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The Penguin Novels

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“The past believed in dates. And everyone’s life consisted of dates, giving life a rhythm and sense of gradation, as if from the eminence of a date one could look back and down, and see the past itself. A clear, comprehensible past, divided up into squares of events, lines of paths taken.”
Andrey Kurkov, Death and the Penguin

“Life was a road, and if departed from at a tangent, the longer for it. And a long road was a long life - a case where to travel was better than to arrive, the point of arrival being, after all, always the same: death.”
Andrey Kurkov, Death and the Penguin

“Yesterday, Parliament announced an open forum day. Everyone was given the chance to speak. Or, in other words, no one listened.”
Andrey Kurkov, Ukraine Diaries

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