Margarita Khemlin (1960–2015) was born in Chernigov, Ukraine, and lived in Moscow. Her works were shortlisted for the Russian Booker Prize and the Big Book Prize. Her books include The Investigator (2012, trans. 2015) and Klotsvog (2009, trans. 2019).
A Soviet Becky Sharp: On Margarita Khemlin’s “Klotsvog”
Phoebe Taplin takes stock of “Klotsvog,” a “devastating, bleakly comic” novel by Margarita Khemlin, translated from the Russian by Lisa C. Hayden....