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Sergej Lebedew

b. 1981, is a Russian writer. Lebedew’s newspaper as a contributing journalist was banned during the Ukrainian conflict. His novel Menschen im August/People in August was rejected by Russian publishers for a long time. The German edition was the world premiere; it became a bestseller in the US and was then published in 2016 in Russia. “In Russia, he was fighting a losing battle as an investigative journalist, so he became a writer. In his books, he follows up his country’s recent history as though he were a poisonous snake.” Per Leo, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

b. 1981, is a Russian writer. Lebedew’s newspaper as a contributing journalist was banned during the Ukrainian conflict. His novel Menschen im August/People in August was rejected by Russian publishers for a long time. The German edition was the world premiere; it became a bestseller in the US and was then published in 2016 in Russia. 
“In Russia, he was fighting a losing battle as an investigative journalist, so he became a writer. In his books, he follows up his country’s recent history as though he were a poisonous snake.”
Per Leo, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

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b. 1981, is a Russian writer. Lebedew’s newspaper as a contributing journalist was banned during the Ukrainian conflict. His novel Menschen im August/People in August was rejected by Russian publishers for a long time. The German edition was the world premiere; it became a bestseller in the US and was then published in 2016 in Russia.
“In Russia, he was fighting a losing battle as an investigative journalist, so he became a writer. In his books, he follows up his country’s recent history as though he were a poisonous snake.”
Per Leo, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

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