Anton Chekhov

Books by Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) was a Russian short-story writer, playwright and novelist. Though he died at the age of just 44, his plays and short stories continue to be performed and read and stand as shining examples of their genre.

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Interviews where books by Anton Chekhov were recommended

Five Mysteries Set in Russia, recommended by Boris Akunin

The golden age of mystery largely passed Russia by, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t some great crime novels produced over the last 150 years. Bestselling crime novelist Boris Akunin, who was born Grigory Chkhartishvili in Soviet Georgia and now lives in exile in London, recommends five Russian mysteries—great works of literature that happen to also have a crime at their heart. If you’d like to see Boris/Grigory in person, he’s speaking at the Oxford Literary Festival on 18 March, 2024 at 6pm.

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