Phoebe Taplin is a freelance journalist and writer. Her work has appeared in the Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times Travel Magazine, The Moscow News, the Washington Post, The New York Times, and numerous other newspapers and magazines. She is the author of four seasonal, walking guides to Moscow and a guidebook to Henley on Thames. Taplin grew up in Oxfordshire; has lived in Delhi, Berlin, and Moscow; and has traveled widely. She now lives near London with her husband and two children.
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....