Scientist, Director & Writer
Man Booker Prize
Lyudmila Ulitskaya is one of Russia’s most popular and renowned literary figures. A former scientist and the director of Moscow’s Hebrew Repertory Theater, she is the author of more than a dozen works of fiction, including The Big Green Tent, several tales for children, and multiple plays that have been staged by a number of theaters in Russia and Germany. She has won Russia’s Man Booker Prize and was on the judges’ list for the Man Booker International Prize.
The winner of the National Literature Prize and Officer of the Legion of Honor, Lyudmila Ultiskaya is one of the greatest internationally acclaimed Russian novelist and short-story writer of our days, famous for her unique style of creating vivid characters and uncovering the mystery of human souls. She does not fear to raise controversial themes neither in her books nor in day-to-day life. In addition to preaching benevolence through her novels, Ulitskaya also actively fights for human rights.