Vladimir Georgiyevich Sorokin (1955) received popularity as a postmodern Russian book and scriptwriter. Born in Bykovo, Moscow Oblast, he became known for his publication in the Za kadry neftyanikov newspaper. Sorokin studied at the Gubkin Institute of Oil and Gas in Moscow and graduated in engineering during 1977. His publications represented underground culture and became banned during the Soviet period. His first USSR time publication happened in 1989. The Latvian Magazine, Spring addition named Rodnik published his stories. His works also received publications in other Russian magazines, for example, Konets Veka, Mitin Zhurnal and Tretya Modernizatsiya.
In 1992, Sorokin received a nomination for a Russian Booker Award. This happened after the publication of his Sbornik Rasskazov stories. He also received the Andrei Bely and People’s Booker Awards. His book Day of the Oprichnik presents a dystopian Russia in 2027 associated with the Kremlin Tzar and description of the Great Russian Wall. He received the 2015 Premio Gregor von Rezzori award after the publication of the novel.
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