Andrey Kurkov


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in Budogoszcz, Russian Federation
April 23, 1961

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Andreĭ Kurkov, Ukrainian writer writing in Russian. He was born in small town Budogoszcz in Leningrad area, Russia, but his family moved to Kyiv, Ukraine when he was young. In 1983 he graduated Kyiv Pedagogical Academy of Foreign Languages. Later he also completed a Japanese translation training. He started writing in age of six and he had a hobby of collecting cactuses - he collected nearly 1,500 of them. Ambitiously he wanted to learn their Latin names. Thanks to that he had learned such languages such as English, French, Japanease, Georgian and Polish.

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Death and the Penguin

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Penguin Lost

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A Matter оf Death аnd Life

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The Milkman in the Night

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The President's Last Love

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The Good Angel of Death

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The Gardener from Ochakov

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Ukraine Diaries

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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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