ELKOST Intl. literary agency handles world translation rights in LENINGRAD and BIOGRAPHY OF SERGEI PROKOFIEV by Igor Vishnevetsky
Winner of the 2011 NOS literary award
Winner of the 2010 "Novyi mir" literary magazine award for the best fiction
Igor Vishnevetsky was born in 1964. In 1986 he graduated from the Faculty of Philology at Moscow State University and in 1996 received a Ph.D. in Slavic languages from Brown University. Vishnevetsky has authored six collections of poetry, two monographs – on Andrei Bely (2000) and Russian émigré composers of the 1920’s and 1930’s (2005), and a 700-pages-long biography of Sergei Prokofiev (2009). Although he publishes almost exclusively in Russian, some of his research has been written in English, including two literary biographies – of Andrei Bely (2003) and Arseny Tarkovsky (2011). His poetry and prose has been printed in Russian literary journals, including “Znamya”, “October”, and “Novy Mir”.
Vishnevetsky splits his time between the US and Russia. It was in Pittsburgh where Vishnevetsky composed his novel Leningrad which describes dehumanizing effects of the German siege of the city during World War II and deals with transformation of former Russian capital into a Soviet city.