Garros-Evdokimov [Alexander Garros and Aleksei Evdokimov]

Sofya Khagi (University of Michigan)
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Garros-Evdokimov (Aleksandr Garros and Aleksei Evdokimov), two young Russian Latvian journalists, emerged on the literary scene in 2002 with their debut Russophone novel

[Golovo]lomka

[

Headcrusher

]. Published by St. Petersburg's well-known

Limbus Press

and introduced in Leonid Parfenov's popular television show

Namedni

[

The Other Day

], the novel won a prestigious National Bestseller (

Natsbest

) award for 2003. The surprise winning of

Natsbest

, which Garros-Evdokimov had obtained, defeating several established Russian writers, including Dmitry Bykov and his expansive

Orfografiia

[

Orthography

], positioned them immediately as gifted newcomers.

Both born in 1975, Garros and Evdokimov grew up in Riga, Latvia, at that time the Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic. They have been friends since

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Citation: Khagi, Sofya. "Garros-Evdokimov [Alexander Garros and Aleksei Evdokimov]". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 28 August 2009 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=12554, accessed 12 June 2024.]

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