_____Alexander Karasyov — Russian writer living in St. Petersburg. He was born in 1971 in Krasnodar, Russia. He received degrees in history and law from the Kuban State University. He also worked as a mechanic, engineer, teacher, and legal advisor. He served in the army, taking part in the fights in Chechnya. Since 2003 he has been published in literary magazines. He was awarded the Bunin Prize as «Discovery of the Year» (2008) and the Second Prize «O. Henry «Dary volhvov» (New York, 2010). He is the author of the books «The Chechen Stories» (Chechenskye Rasskazy) and «Traitor» (Predatel’).
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