Join Matt Taibbi, Keith Gessen, Alex Gilvarry, Anya Ulinich, Alex Halberstadt, and Katya Dovlatov as they read from and discuss the first English-language edition of Sergei Dovlatov's novel Pushkin Hills.

Sergei Dovlatov was born in Ufa, Bashkiria (U.S.S.R.), in 1941. He dropped out of the Leningrad State University after two years and was drafted into the army, serving as a guard in high-security prison camps. In 1965 he began to work as a journalist, first in Leningrad and then in Tallin, Estonia. After a period of intense harassment by the authorities, he emigrated to the United States in 1978. He lived in New York until his death in 1990. 

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