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Winner of the 2017 Lequeux Prize of the Institut de France
Winner of the 2006 First prize of Marianne Roland Michel (France)
Winner of the 2014 Prix Révélation de la Société des gens de lettres (France)
Olga Medvedkova (b.1963) is a bilingual (French-Russian) writer. She was born and raised in Moscow and emigrated to France in the early 1990s, where she has had a successful career as an art historian and has written on art history in French. In the mid-2010s she began writing fiction in French. One of her novels, L’Education Soviètique, won the 2014 Révélation prize of the French Writers’ Society (SDEF). Five of the stories from her collection Destinations were published in English in No. 33 of The Cahiers Series, published by the American University of Paris, and the remaining three in The Hudson Review, Winter 2019, all of them translated by Richard Pevear.
After almost three decades of a scholarly and literary career, Olga Medvedkova began to write in Russian. Her monograph Leon Bakst, Portrait of an Artist as a Jew came out in 2019, and in the fall of 2020 her first novel in Russian, Three Characters in Search of Love and Immortality, both from the distinguished NLO Publishers in Moscow.