In 2001 he became the first Russian journalist to be awarded the Knight Fellowship in Stanford University.
Kuznetsov is the author of The Nineties: A Fairy Tale, a detective trilogy, and PG21, a futuristic novel (together with Linor Goralik). His novel Butterfly Skin has acquired cult status in Russia and has been translated into five languages including German (Heyne). The English translation is forthcoming in the US in Sepember 2014 from Titan Books. His story “Moscow Reincarnations” was included in the anthology Moscow Noir (Akashic Books, 2010). The English translation of his critically acclaimed novel The Round Dance of Water is forthcoming from Dalkey Archive Press.
He lives in Paris with his wife and two children.