Famous Russian Writer and a Survivor
“I am sitting on the shore. I can’t raise my leg. For me, even raising my hand is a difficult task. So what? It does not matter. Nature does not permit a subjunctive mood. It was what it was. It is what it is. What has been written, remains written.“
Born in USSR with severe cerebral palsy. Was separated from his family at the age of one and he spent his childhood and teenage years in Soviet orphanages for disabled children. His documentary confession novel “White on Black“ (Russian Booker Prize for 2003), translated into dozens of languages, created a sensation among the reading public, the circles of which diverge so far.