Victor Pelevin is the author of A Werewolf Problem in Central Russia and Other Stories, The Life of Insects, Omon Ra, The Yellow Arrow, and The Blue Lantern, a collection of short stories that won the Russian "Little Booker" Prize. His novel Buddha's Little Finger was shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. He was named by The New Yorker as one of the best European writers under thirty-five and by The Observer newspaper in London as one of "twenty-one writers to watch for the 21st century."
"[Pelevin] conjures up the spirit of Dostoyevsky, as he dramatizes with a slashing wit and a ferocious moralism the battle for the Russian soul." --The Washington Post"Pelevin's hardboiled wonderland of a Moscow sits well next to Murakami's Tokyo, Cortazar's Paris, and Terry Gilliam's Brazil." --Los Angeles Times"...[A] bold, confidently written satire with more than a few laugh-out-loud moments." --Time Out New York