I have ADORED Boris Akunin for years.  I mean, at least 10 years; maybe more.  I was heart-broken when American publishers stopped “importing” him.  Last summer, I went to London and stopped in at Daunt Books in Chelsea.  I bought every Akunin / Fandorin book they had.  When I explained to the wonderful staff that I couldn’t get them in America they were stunned.  i wish 3000 miles did not separate me and that lovely shop.

Hopefully this profile in The New Yorker will help bring Akunin, and Fandorin, back to America.

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July 27, 2012
Boris Akunin: Russia’s Dissident Detective Novelist
Posted by Sally McGrane


Grigory Chkhartishvili has his best ideas in the morning. When he first wakes up, the fifty-six-year-old writer—who, under the pseudonym Boris Akunin, is one of Russia’s most widely read contemporary authors—might think of a new predicament in which to ensnare his popular hero, Erast Fandorin, the dashing nineteenth-century detective who can see into people’s souls and always wins at games of chance. …

Read more http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2012/07/boris-akunin-russias-dissident-detective-novelist.html#ixzz227l5coCI

 

2 thoughts on “SPOTLIGHT: BORIS AKUNIN in The New Yorker”

  1. You can occasionally still find the ones that were already published here: The Winter Queen, Murder on the Leviathan, Turkish Gambit and Death of Achilles. I was also able to get a copy of Special Assignments, which is two short stories. Anything later than that I have to order internationally!

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