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Elena Chizhova


Elena Chizhova was born in Leningrad in 1957. She taught production management and English, was editor of Всемирное слово, a literary journal, translator and essayist. Since being rescued from a burning cruise ship in 1996, she has changed her life and taken up writing. She has written several novels, which have won various prizes, including the Russian Booker for Время женщин (The Time of Women).

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Elena Chizhova
Чижова, Елена Семёновна (in Russian)
Елена Чижова (in Russian)


2000 Крошки Цахес (Little Zinnobers) (novel)
2002 Лавра (novel)
2007 Орест и сын (novel)
2009 Время женщин (The Time of Women) (novel)
2010 Полукровка (novel)
2011 Терракотовая старуха (novel)
2012 Неприкаянный дом (novel)
2014 Планета грибов (novel)
2017 Китаист (novel)
2019 Город, написанный по памяти (novel)