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Glagoslav releases A Book without Photographs by Sergei Shargunov
By: Glagoslav Publications
Shargunov creates sketches that meld the journalistic and the personal. In them, Shargunov is the voice of the generation of today’s Russia’s thirty-year-
Shortlisted for the National Bestseller Prize and a contender for The Big Book Award, A Book Without Photographs showcases the talents of one of the country’s brightest lights; a key player in a generation at the forefront of change in contemporary Russia.
“In my opinion, this is Sergey Shargunov’s strongest work. For the first time he is absolutely straight with us and with himself, and free from affectation. The book is written with love and without mercy – for both his native land, and his own talent; that is the stuff of great literature.”
About Sergei Shargunov: A writer, journalist and political activist, Sergei Shargunov was born in 1980 into the family of a Russian Orthodox priest. He studied journalism at Moscow State University, and since then has reported from different locations including Chechnya and South Ossetia, earning a reputation as a writer with a social conscience who has covered some of the most significant events in recent Russian history. He has worked for different periodicals, often heading his own literary projects, and since 2000 has worked for New World magazine as a literary critic and as an author of fiction. In 2012, Shargunov spearheaded the launch of opposition news website Svobodnaya Pressa (‘Free Press’) together with fellow writer Zakhar Prilepin, and remains its chief editor. He has been a finalist in the National Bestseller Awards and the recipient of a Debut award for literature and a Moscow National Award for Art and Literature.