Born in 1962 in Moscow, Victor Pelevin has swiftly been recognised as the leading Russian novelist of the new generation. He studied at Moscow's Gorky Institute of Literature, and is one of the few novelists today who writes seriously about what is happening in contemporary Russia.His work has been translated into fifteen languages and his novels OMON RA, THE LIFE OF INSECTS, THE CLAY MACHINE-GUN and BABYLON, and two collections of short stories have been published in English to great acclaim.
The core strength of Pelevin's writing is its unruly, suggestive energy - The IndependentA joy to read . . . Complex ideas are rendered simply and organically, never disturbing the narrative flow - The New York TimesA book rich in well-observed satirical jibes, zingy conversational duels and evocative description - Strange HorizonsPelevin is blessed with a distinctive mix of eloquence and nervous energy, inventive storytelling and subversive wit - Publishers Weekly