Venedikit Yerofeev's cult autobiographical novel now back in print in a Faber Modern Classics edition for a new generation of readers.
Venedikt Erofeev was born in 1938 and died in 1990 of throat cancer in a tragic parody of his autobiographical hero's fate. His fame rests essentially on the novel Moskva Petushki, written in the 1970s and published in sixteen languages. Stephen Mulrine is a Glasgow-born poet and playwright. His many translations from Russian range from the classic plays of Pushkin, Gogol, Ostrovsky, Turgenev and Chekhov, to contemporary works by Alexander Gelman and Lyudmila Petrushevskaya.