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VASILY GROSSMAN AND THE SOVIET CENTURY:

AWARDS: VASILY GROSSMAN won the Canadian Jewish Literary Award  for biography, Saskatchewan Nonfiction Award, became a finalist in the 2019 National Jewish Book Awards, and was long-listed for the 2019 Cundill History Prize:
https://www.cundillprize.com/news/the-longlist-for-the-2019-cundill-history-prize

It has been chosen by the Christian Science Monitor among 5 best biographies of March 2019:
https://www.csmonitor.com/Books/2019/0319/5-top-biographies-of-March

Recently I received a surprise message:

"Greetings from Los Angeles. We're writing to let 
you know that you have been included in our recently
published video wiki "Authors Producing Well-Researched
Nonfiction..." 
Ezvid Wiki published my profile and included my talk at the Canadian 
Jewish Literary Awards. If you choose to listen, skip the introduction part. 
The professor, apparently, never read my book and made misleading remarks
about its content. My talk begins at 3:37.
https://wiki.ezvid.com/m/5-authors-producing-well-researched-nonfiction-RSePc8qxoYHaT

Major Reviews of Vasily Grossman:

The New York Times
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/05/books/review/alexandra-popoff-vasily-grossman-and-the-soviet-century.html

The Wall Street Journal
https://www.wsj.com/articles/vasily-grossmans-stalingrad-harsh-and-sublime-11560522634

National Post
https://nationalpost.com/opinion/robert-fulford-a-brave-soviet-dissident-gets-recognition-at-last

Financial Times
https://www.ft.com/content/01eace9c-676f-11e9-a79d-04f350474d62

The Economist
https://www.economist.com/books-and-arts/2019/06/08/vasily-grossman-the-greatest-bard-of-the-second-world-war

Reviews of TOLSTOY’S FALSE DISCIPLE:

The New York Times Review of Books:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/30/books/review/tolstoys-false-disciple-by-alexandra-popoff.html?_r=1

The Wall Street Journal:
http://www.wsj.com/articles/book-review-tolstoys-false-disciple-by-alexandra-popoff-1422401750

The Spectator:
http://www.spectator.co.uk/books/9419502/the-prophet-tolstoy-and-his-dodgy-vicar/

The New Yorker:
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/02/02/briefly-noted-815

Midwest Book Review:
http://midwestbookreview.com/mbw/dec_14.htm

Interviews

Radio Interview with Jennifer Eremeeva of New Books:
https://newbooksnetwork.com/alexandra-popoff-vasily-grossman-and-the-soviet-century-yale-up-2019/

The Voice of Russia: Radio Interview and Excerpt from THE WIVES
http://english.ruvr.ru/radio_broadcast/28742746/213941110/

CBC Sunday Edition, January 2012 Interview (with Michael Enright) starts at 25.09 min.

BBC-TV documentary The Trouble with Tolstoy: At War With Himself starts at 44.54 min.

By Alexandra

Essay: Literary Hub
https://lithub.com/vasily-grossman-and-the-plight-of-soviet-jewish-scientists/

Blog Post:  Tolstoy’s Disciple and ‘Evil Genius’
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alexandra-popoff/tolstoys-disciple-and-evi_b_6201998.html

Essay:  The Talented Mr. Chertkov: Leo Tolstoy’s False Disciple
http://www.biographile.com/the-talented-mr-chertkov-leo-tolstoys-false-disciple/37688/

Blog Post: Not the Woman You Thought She Was
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alexandra-popoff/sophia-tolstoy-not-the-wo_b_576632.html

Essay: Publishers Weekly
http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/book-news/tip-sheet/article/53396-the-women-behind-the-greatest-works-of-russian-literature.html

Recent Reviews by Alexandra:

Of Last Witnesses by Svetlana Alexievich
https://www.wsj.com/articles/last-witnesses-review-the-war-through-the-eyes-of-children-11563549064

Five Best: Alexandra Popoff on Russia and the Soviet Union
https://www.wsj.com/articles/five-best-alexandra-popoff-on-russia-and-the-soviet-union-11557454450

Of The Year of the Comet by Sergei Lebedev
https://www.wsj.com/articles/stalins-ghost-is-in-the-living-room-1487365006

Of Black Square: Adventures in Post-Soviet Ukraine by Sophie Pinkham
https://www.wsj.com/articles/ukraine-surreal-and-sincere-1480104877

Of Where Bears Roam the Streets by Jeff Parker:
http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/07/11/where-bears-roam-the-streets-by-jeff-parker-review/

Of Words Will Break Cement by Masha Gessen
http://arts.nationalpost.com/2014/01/24/book-review-words-will-break-cement-by-masha-gessen

Of The Massey Murder by Charlotte Gray
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/books-and-media/book-reviews/charlotte-gray-blends-social-history-and-drama-with-memorable-results/article14443831/

Of Tolstoy: A Russian Life by R. Bartlett The Boston Globe
http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/books/2011/11/27/alexandra-popoff-review-tolstoy-russian-life-rosamund-bartlett/gredVwyytWrMefRq6k54YN/story.html

Of Tombstone: The Great Chinese Famine by Yang Jisheng
http://bostonglobe.com/arts/books/2012/11/03/review-tombstone-the-great-chinese-famine-yang-jisheng-translated-from-chinese-stacy-mosher-and-guo-jian/yuFFCEmLIxORRuesm3LjXI/story.html

Of The Force of Things by Alexander Stille
http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/books/2013/03/02/book-review-the-force-things-marriage-war-and-peace-alexander-stille/U3Nnp4dUMAhkuv0NWJ3UkK/story.html

Of Lina and Serge: The Love and Wars of Lina Prokofiev by Simon Morrison
http://bostonglobe.com/arts/books/2013/03/23/book-review-lina-and-serge-the-love-and-wars-lina-prokofiev-simon-morrison/BjXRZjJwxhC2J9bmnZZA7N/story.html

Alexandra Popoff on Sophia Tolstoy: A Biography