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Mikhail Shishkin


Mikhail Shishkin was born in 1961 in Moscow. He studied English and German at the Moscow State Pedagogical Institute. He worked various odd jobs before becoming first a journalist and then a teacher. He now lives in Switzerland where he also works as an interpreter for Russian refugees.

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Mikhail Shishkin
Mikhail Shishkin refuses to represent ‘criminal’ Russian regime
Mikhail Shishkin: ‘The main enemy of Russian culture is the Russian regime’
A revolution for Russia’s words (article by Shishkin)
We Can’t Go On Living This Way (story by Shishkin)
Шишкин, Михаил Павлович (in Russian)


1993 Всех ожидает одна ночь (novel)
1994 Слепой музыкант (novel)
1999 Взятие Измаила (Taking Izmail) (novel)
2000 Русская Швейцария (travel)
2002 Montreux-Missolunghi-Astapowo, Auf den Spuren von Byron und Tolstoj (travel)
2005 Венерин Волос (Maidenhair) (novel)
2006 Урок каллиграфии (novel/stories)
2010 Письмовник (The Light and the Dark) (novel)
2010 Записки Ларионова (novel)
2010 Письмовник (novel)
2012 Три прозы (novellas)
2015 Calligraphy Lesson : the Collected Stories
2017 Пальто с хлястиком : короткая проза, эссе (essays)
2019 Буква на снегу (essays)
2019 Россия и Запад: мир, война или перемирие? (My Russia: War or Peace?)
2022 В лодке, нацарапанной на стене : эссе, короткая прозаm (essays)