Media-News

VASILY GROSSMAN AND THE SOVIET CENTURY:

VASILY GROSSMAN won the Canadian Jewish Literary Award  for biography and has been 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

Major Reviews

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