Olga Grushin belongs to a new generation of Russian-American writers who debuted in English during the first decade of the twenty-first century. Born in the Soviet Union, Grushin moved to the United States at the age of eighteen and subsequently adopted English as her literary language. To date, Grushin has published nine short stories, several nonfiction essays, and two novels,

The Dream Life of Sukhanov

(2005) and

The Line

(2010, UK edition

The Concert Ticket

), both of which have received critical acclaim.

Grushin was born in Moscow in 1971. Her father Boris Grushin (1929-2007) was an influential Russian sociologist who introduced public opinion polling in the Soviet Union in the 1960s. Grushin spent part of her childhood in Prague, where, between 1977 and 1981, her father worked for

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Citation: Hansen, Julie. "Olga Grushin". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 22 October 2011 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=13023, accessed 25 July 2024.]

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