Join author, educator, and Russian literature scholar Andrew D. Kaufman and New York Times best selling author Lisa Dickey as they discuss Kaufman’s new book, The Gambler Wife: A True Story of Love, Risk, and the Woman Who Saved Dostoyevsky - an intimate new portrait of the bold and determined woman who saved Dostoyevskys life and became a pioneer in Russian literary history.
Watch the virtual talk live on our Facebook page on Monday, December 13 at 7:00 PM Moscow time.
Andrew D. Kaufman is an associate professor, General Faculty, lecturer in Slavic Languages and Literatures, and assistant director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of Virginia. A PhD in Slavic languages and literatures from Stanford University, Kaufman is the author of The Gambler Wife: A True Story of Love, Risk, and the Woman Who Saved Dostoyevsky, Give War and Peace a Chance: Tolstoyan Wisdom for Troubled Times and Understanding Tolstoy, and a coauthor of Russian for Dummies. His work has been featured on Today, NPR, and PBS, and in The Washington Post, and he has served as a Russian literature expert for Oprah’s Book Club. Kaufman is the creator of Books Behind Bars, introducing incarcerated youth to the writings of Dostoyevsky and other authors.
Lisa Dickey is the author of Bears in the Streets: Three Journeys Across a Changing Russia, published by St. Martin’s Press in 2017. Called “brilliant, real and readable” by Madeleine Albright, the book describes Lisa’s 20 years of in-depth interviews with the same Russians between 1995-2015. Kirkus Reviews called it a “spirited account… that reveals true Russian personality.” One of the most accomplished book collaborators working in nonfiction today, Lisa has helped clients write twenty published nonfiction books, including nine New York Times Best Sellers. Lisa began her writing career in 1994 in St. Petersburg, Russia, where she was a freelance journalist and wrote articles for USA Today, The Moscow Times and Russian Life magazine.
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