The Super Natsbest Prize 2011
The National Bestseller Prize 2008
Alexander Nevsky Award “The True Sons of Russia” 2007
The Russian Booker Prize 2006
Intelligent, imaginative and talented, Zakhar Prilepin was born near Ryazan (Russia) in 1975 and has built a life out of doing what many people might think to be the unbelievable. Before dedicating himself to writing he studied philology at the university, worked as a labourer, as a journalist, as a security guard and as a soldier of the Russian Special Forces in the anti-
As a product of post-
Sentimental and impetuous in his literary works, honest and intolerant in his political statements, Zakhar Prilepin is one of the most welcome guests at prestigious TV talk shows, but prefers living in a Russian province on a lonely lakeside, devoting his time to literature and bringing up his four children.
Prilepin's combination of lucid prose and social consciousness has made him one of the most popular and acclaimed writers in Russia today and drawn comparisons with the Russian classics. Deeply committed to his writing, Prilepin continues to create works topping the bestseller lists and acquiring him the most prestigious awards. Prilepin's books have been translated into numerous foreign languages; regrettably, English-