Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky’s ‘Autobiography of a Corpse’ Wins the 2014 Read Russia Prize

Last week, NYRB Classics was delighted to accept the 2014 Read Russia Prize for Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky’s Autobiography of a Corpse on behalf of translator Joanne Turnbull. Awarded each spring, the Read Russia Prize celebrates the best English translations of Russian literature.

An Invitation for Me to Think by Alexander Vvedensky, translated by Eugene Ostashevsky, and Happy Moscow by Andrei Platonov, translated by Robert Chandler and Elizabeth Chandler, were also nominated for the prize. An Armenian Sketchbook by Vasily Grossman, translated by Robert Chandler, made the shortlist.

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