31 Mar 2022

‘I am Russian… in my name such horrible crimes are committed’, says Russian novelist Mikhail Shishkin

He’s the only author to have won the Russian Booker, the Russian National Bestseller and the Big Book prizes and his works have been translated into thirty languages.

Mikhail Shishkin is one of Russia’s foremost author, although Switzerland has been his home for many years.

Krishnan spoke to him earlier and began by asking him what effect the outbreak of war in Ukraine has had.