Mikhail Shishkin was born in Moscow in 1961. He won the 2000 Booker Prize for his Seizure of Ismael and the 2005 National Bestseller Prize and the 2006 National "Big Book" Prize for his Maiden's Hair. He lives in Switzerland.
Words Without Borders opens doors to international exchange through translation, publication, and promotion of the best international literature. Every month we publish select prose and poetry on our site. In addition we develop print anthologies, work with educators to bring literature in translation into classrooms, host events with foreign authors, and maintain an extensive archive of global writing. read more »