The Man with a Thousand Faces: Boris Akunin
Sun 26 Nov / Quarterhouse
Boris Akunin (pen-name of Grigory Chkhartishvili) – famous as Russia’s leading detective and crime writer, also writes ‘serious’ literary novels as well as essays, history books and plays. He has been compared to Gogol, Tolstoy and Arthur Conan Doyle for the Erast Fandorin books. His recent multi-volume, popular history project, entitled History of The Russian State, combines both non-fiction and fiction. Akunin’s books have sold over 30 million copies in Russia alone and are translated into almost 50 languages. Several of his books have been made into films and TV series in Russia.