Gleb Shulpyakov  


Gleb Shulpyakov, born in 1971, graduated from Moscow State University with a degree in journalism, and now lives in Moscow. His first full-length book of poems The Flick was published in 2001, and was awarded the prestigious Triumph Prize. Shulpyakov’s books of travel essays, Persona Grappa and Uncle’s Dream, were published in 2002 and 2005. He is also the author of the guide Cognac, as well as the novels The Sinan Book (2005), Tsunami (2008), Fez (2010), and numerous essays and criticism for Russian periodicals. Shulpyakov’s play Pushkin in America became laureate of “Dramatis personae” concourse in 2005. He is a translator of the poetry of Ted Hughes and Robert Hass, and W. H. Auden’s essays into Russian. His second book of poems, Acorn, was published in 2007. Fireproof box, Shulpyakov’s collected poems in English (translated by Christopher Mattison), was shortlisted for the Best Translated Book Award in 2012. The English translation of his recent poetry collection Letters to Yakub (2012) was published in 2014. He is currently working on a new collection entitled Poems on a Typewriter.