Elena Chizhova

Elena Chizhova was born in 1957 in Leningrad, the city which provides the setting for her Russian Booker Prize–winning The Time of Women (Vremia zhenshchin, 2009), a novel about the secret culture of resistance and remembrance among the women of Russia. Chizhova, a former economist, teacher, and entrepreneur, turned to writing in 1996, after being rescued from a burning cruise ship. She is the director of PEN International’s St. Petersburg center.


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Soviet Scars: Elena Chizhova’s “The Time of Women”


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