Ludmila Ulitskaya at Utopia

The presence of Ludmila Ulitskaya is confirmed for November, at Utopia Braga. The Russian writer, living in exile in Berlin, has been lauded as a strong candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature for several years.

Ludmila Ulitskaya, 1943, was born in the Urals and raised in Moscow. A qualified biologist, she worked at Moscow’s Institute of General Genetics before starting her literary career. Shortly before Perestroika, she became director of Moscow’s Hebrew Repertory Theatre and a scriptwriter. She currently lives in exile in Germany. One of the greatest names in contemporary world literature, she is often mentioned as a strong candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Ulitskaya’s work has been translated into over forty languages, including novels, short stories, children’s literature and plays. Sonechka, her first novel, was published in 1995 and it was awarded the Prix Médicis Étranger and the Giuseppe Acerbi literary prizes.

The author of works such as Medea and Her Children, The Kukotsky Enigma or Jacob’s Ladder, she received multiple accolades, such as the Austrian State Prize for European Literature, the Prix Formentor award and the Officier de la Légion d’Honneur order of merit.