Keith Gessen is the author of All the Sad Young Literary Men and a founding editor of n+1. He is the editor of three nonfiction books and the translator or co-translator, from Russian, of a collection of short stories, a book of poems, and a work of oral history, Nobel Prize-winner Svetlana Alexievich's Voices from Chernobyl. A contributor to The New Yorker and The London Review of Books, Gessen teaches journalism at Columbia and lives in New York with his wife and son.
Reconsidering Russia with “A Terrible Country” Novelist Keith Gessen
“A Terrible Country” novelist Keith Gessen discusses the heartbreak of dementia, the limits of historical context, and the truth about Putin’s Russia....