Famous Latin American Authors
Authors of EKSMO
We feel proud to cooperate with modern Russian and foreign writers, among whom are leading masters of various literary genres, authors of popular detectives, writers-visionaries, poets and real celebrities including Michael Ulyanov, Vladimir Voinovich, Vasily Aksenov, Maria Arbatova, Tatyana Tolstaya, Victor Shenderovich, Edward Uspensky, Michael Zadornov, Vladimir Vishnevsky, Igor Guberman etc.
Was born in the family noted by significant literary talents.
Alexey Nikolaevich Tolstoy was her grandfather on the father’s side of the family. Her grandmother Natalia Vasilevna Krandievskaya-Tolstaya was a poetess. The other grandfather - Michael Leonidovich Lozinsky was a renowned translator. Her own sister Natalya Tolstaya is also a writer.
Tatyana is a philologist, she graduated from Leningrad State University, worked as an editor for a publishing house. In 1983 she wrote her first story. Later her works were published by “The New World " and other famous magazines. In 1987 a collection of her stories " On a gold porch were sitting.. " saw the light in Moscow, later on it was translated into many languages of the world. Published in 2000 the novel «Kys`» attracted many comments and became very popular. Tatyana Tolstaya is famous not only as a writer, but also as a journalist. Her essays, sketches, articles published in 1990-1998 by the newspapers “The Moscow news ” and “ The Russian Telegraph ”, for the first time were collected in the "Sister" (1998). For a long time Tatyana was living and working in the USA, teaching literature. Recently she returned to Russia and is now engaged in literary, publicist and teaching activities, She is the host of TV show "The School of Malignant Gossips " and the winner of "Triumph" award (2001).
Literary destiny of Lyudmila Ulitskya is really unique. Biologist-geneticist by profession, Lyudmila Ulitskaya started writing prose in the end of the 80th - and at once proved to be a mature author, a master of fiction, capable to boost the development of modern Russian literature . She started writing in 1989 and her works were first published in 1994. The first collection of her short stories « The Poor Relatives» saw the light in France. During 15 years Lyudmila Ulitskoaya composed a lot of short stories and novels. Her works are translated into 20 languages, and are known and loved in many countries of the world. Her novel «Sonechka» was a prestigious French literary prize «Medici's» for the best foreign novel of the year. In Russia Lyudmila Ulitskaya's works - «Sonechka», in 1993 and another novel «Medeya and her Children», in 1997 were entered into the short -`s list of «Buker» Award, in 2001 the writer became its winner with her novel «Kukotskiy`s Case».
Dina Rubina was born in 1953 in the family of an artist and a history teacher in Tashkent (Uzbekistan). Both her parents were Ukrainian Jews, each of them got to Tashkent in their own way. The writer's childhood was filled with family love and lack of space — small apartments with not too much living space for a young girl.The first story by Dina Rubina was published in the national magazine "Yunost" in 1971. In 1977 Rubina created an amazing in its lyrical intonation novella “Kogda Zhe Poydet Sneg?” (1980; translated as "So, When Will It Snow?" ). In 1977, after graduating from the Tashkent Conservatory, Rubina began to work in the Institute of Culture. In the middle of the 80s Rubina with her son from the first marriage moves to Moscow. Here she finds her personal happiness - a new family is created, her second child is born. In 1990 Rubina with her family repatriates to Israel. This decision was profoundly deliberate and ripened but still very dramatic for the writer. It meant for her crossing a biographical, creative, personal boundary.
The writer has been working fruitfully during the whole last decade. In 1990 Rubina received the Arie Dulchin award for her book Odin Inteligent Uselsya Na Doroge (1994; translated as An Intellectual Sat Down on the Road). In 1995 she received an award from the Israel Writer Union for her book "Here Comes the Messiah" In 1997 the novel was nominated for the Russian Booker Prize award. Dina Rubina is the author of almost twenty books, her works are translated into 12 European languages and are well known all over the world.And in 2007 her novel "At the Sunny Side of the Street" got third prize of Russian national book award "Big Book".
"I escape from any chains, as it should be with an artist, … although, of course, I address the God constantly"-writes Rubina.
One of the brightest modern writers Victor Pelevin was born in Moscow. He graduated from Moscow Power Engineering Institute as a electro mechanist and took a classes in Literary Institute. For several years he was working for the «Science and religion» journal, where he was responsible for the section of oriental mysticism. His first published work was a fairy tale «Magician Ignat and the people » (1989). Pelevin's books are translated into all main world languages, including Japanese and Chinese. Plays based on his stories are successfully staged in the theatres of Moscow, London and Paris. A French magazine included Victor Pelevin in the list of 1000 most significant modern figures of the world culture (Russia in this list, except for Pelevin, is represented also by film director Sokurov).
Marinina Alexander - the pen-name of Marina Anatolevna Alekseeva is a retired lieutenant colonel of Russian Police (militsia) in resignation, the Ph.D. in Law, started her literary activity in 1995. During 1996-2004 Marinina published more than 25 novels in the genre of a police detective (books about Nastya Kamenskaya), plays « Thrown out Doll with the Torn off Legs» and «Well, guys, you are caught», the family saga «The One, Who Knows» (in two volumes), a psychological thriller «The Phantom of Memory», a melodrama «Everyone for Himself». 16 novels from the series «Kamenskaya» were screened to become the base of television series of the same name. Alexandra Marinina is rightfully considered to be the queen of the Russian modern detective. Here works for many years have been winning the highest ratings, are translated into 23 languages and published in 24 countries of the world.