PUBLISHERS OF LITERARY FICTION SINCE 1983
Yuri Buida is one of the foremost contemporary Russian writers. He was born in 1954 and is of mixed Russian, Polish, Belorussian and Ukranian descent. The question of identity runs through his fiction which tends towards mythmaking and the surreal. His novel The Zero Train was shortlisted for the Russian Booker Prize in 1993. His short story cycle The Prussian Bride won the prestigious Apollon Grigoriev Prize in 1999. Oliver Ready's translation for Dedalus was awarded the inaugural Russian Translation Prize in 2005.