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Wladimir Kaminer

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Wladimir Kaminer

Wladimir Kaminer is one of Germany’s most popular young writers. His fifth book, Die Reise nach Trulala (The Journey to La-la-land), where the excerpt published here originally appeared, was recently published. Kaminer was born in the former Soviet Union in 1967, and emigrated to what was then East Germany in 1990. He lives in Berlin with his wife and two children.

Articles by Wladimir Kaminer

Animal Transport
By Wladimir Kaminer
The eighties began with the Olympics in Moscow. In spite of the boycott by many western countries, Leonid Brezhnev, who was General Secretary at the time, was determined to prevent the whole thing from…
Translated from Russian by Liesl Schillinger
Paris Lost
By Wladimir Kaminer
Our government was very generous with its citizens; it couldn't be compared to an imperialist regime.
Translated from German by Liesl Schillinger