Druzhnikov, Yuri 1933-

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Druzhnikov, Yuri 1933-


Born April 17, 1933, in Moscow, USSR (now Russia); immigrated to the United States, 1987; naturalized U.S. citizen; son of Ilya (an artist) and Alida (an archivist) Druzhnikov; married, 1983; wife's name Valerie (a physician); children: Elena, Ilya. Ethnicity: "Russian, Christian." Education: Attended University of Latvia; Moscow Pedagogical University, Ph.D. Politics: "Liberal, Democrat, cosmopolitan." Religion: Christian.


Home—Davis, CA. Office—Department of German and Russian, University of California, Davis, CA 95616. Agent—Natalie Gremiachkin, Bol. Brouuaya 6a RAO, Moscow 103670, Russia.


University of California, Davis, professor of Russian literature, 1988—. Exhibitions: Organizer of the Moscow exhibition, "The Ten Years of a Non-Writer," 1987.


International PEN (vice president of a New York center for writers in exile).


Named honorary academician, St. Petersburg Academy of Humanities; award from a national competition for the best Russian-American writer of the year 1998, for Prisoner of Russia: Alexander Pushkin and Political Uses of Nationalism; Angels on the Head of a Pin was cited among ten best Russian novels of the twentieth century, University of Warsaw, 1999.


Angels on the Head of a Pin (novel), Liberty (New York, NY), 1989.

Prisoner of Russia: Alexander Pushkin and Political Uses of Nationalism (published originally in Russian, 1992), Transaction Publishers (New Brunswick, NJ), 1998.

I Was Born in a Line (essays), Hermitage (Tenafly, NJ), 1994.

Informer 001: The Myth of Pavlik Morozov (novel), Transaction Publishers (New Brunswick, NJ), 1996.

Passport to Yesterday (novel), Hermitage (Tenafly, NJ), 1998.

Collected Works, six volumes, VIA Press (Baltimore, MD), 1998.

Contemporary Russian Myths: A Skeptical View of the Literary Past (essays), Edwin Mellen (Lewiston, NY), 1999.

Madonna from Russia (novel), Peter Owen (London, England), 2006.

The Life and Death of Pushkin (monograph), Edwin Mellen (Lewiston, NY), 2006.

Also author of other books, including Wait till Sweet Sixteen (novel); Teacher in Love (short stories); and Father for a Day (comedy), published in the 1970s; Micronovels, 1991; and Selected Prose, two volumes, published in St. Petersburg, Russia, 1999. Editor of literary journals.



The Phenomenon of Yuri Druzhnikov (essays), Slavica Orientale (Warsaw, Poland), 2000.

Svirsky, Vladimir, The Prose of Yuri Druzhnikov, Challenge (Washington, DC), 1994.


Yuri Druzhnikov Home Page,http://www.druzhnikov.com (March 7, 2007).