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Q&A with author Pavel Basinsky - All you ever wanted to know about Leo Tolstoy!

Dear RBTH friends,

Russia Beyond the Headlines presents you with a new exciting opportunity: ask all you ever wanted to know about Leo Tolstoy to renowned writer Pavel Basinsky.

Send us your questions on Tolstoy for Pavel, and we will turn them to him during our upcoming interview!


A prolific journalist and author, Pavel has excelled at a number of genres, from scholarly monographs to experimental novels. He holds a PhD in Comparative Literature, has sat on the jury of several major Russian literary prizes, such as the Russian Booker, the Alexander Solzhenitsyn Prize and the Yasnaya Polyana Prize, and is the Cultural Editor of Rossiiskaia Gazeta.

Pavel’s latest book, Leo Tolstoy: Flight from Paradise, came out in July 2010 and instantly became a bestseller in Russia. It was awarded the Big Book Prize and was named Book of the Year in 2010.