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There Once Lived a Woman…

January 21st 2013

PAULINE MASUREL discusses how Ludmilla Petrushevskaya’s collection of Scary Fairy Tales swerves ‘between the realist-expected and the magical-surreal – often involving equally powerful forces such as disease, alcohol, vandalism, war and mental illness.’

There Once Lived a Russian Writer Who Danced in a Nightclub

September 24th 2012

AMANDA OOSTHUIZEN recommends There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbour’s Baby: ‘I was compelled to read with the same desperate energy that drives Ludmilla Petrushevskaya’s characters to survive.’

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