Elena Chizhova

Elena Chizhova was born in Leningrad in 1957. She studied Business and has a doctoral degree in economics. Until the end of the 90’s she worked as a teacher and editor. Since then she writes Prose. She is the director of the St. Petersburg section of PEN Club. Elena Chizhova has two children and lives together with her husband in St. Petersburg.

Awards: 2013 shortlist Polish Angelus Award
2012 'Crystal Nail‘ for theatre performance of Time of the Women
2011 Prize of newspaper 'Moskovski Komsomolets' for theatre performance of Time of the Women
2009 Russian Booker Prize
2005 Shortlist Russian Booker Prize
2003 Shortlist Russian Booker Prize
2001 Severnaya Palmira
2001 Award Journal Zvezda

foreign rights: China/ Yilin
Bulgaria/ Millenium
Czech Republic/ Host
Denmark/ Turbine
Egypt/ GEBO
France/ Noir sur Blanc
Germany/ dtv
Hungary/ Geopen
Italy/ Mondadori
Macedonia/ Ars Lamina
Poland/ Czarne
Serbia/ Vrac
Spain/ Random House Mondadori
UK/US/ Glagoslav