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Stalin’s Architect by Deyan Sudjic shortlisted for Pushkin House Book Prize

Posted on 08 Jun 2022

The annual prize recognises the very best non-fiction writing on Russia.

Deyan Sudjic’s Stalin’s Architect has been shortlisted for the prestigious Pushkin House Book Prize.

The first biography to trace the remarkable life and career of Ukrainian-born Boris Iofan, this book is beautifully illustrated with many of Iofan’s previously unseen sketchbooks and photographs from private collection. It is an insight into the key moments of 20th-century politics and culture from a unique perspective, and the personal story of a remarkable individual who witnessed many of the most dramatic turning points of modern history.

Ekaterina Schulmann, one of the 2022 prize judges, said: “In one of the darkest years in post-WWII world history, I think it is particularly honourable of Pushkin House to keep rewarding painstaking scholarship and dedicated studies of Russian history, societal development and culture that are both fundamental and approachable… The Pushkin House Book Prize is faithful to its mission of fostering and encouraging deeper understanding of the immense complexities of cultures within and beyond Russia.”

The winner will be announced on 28 September.

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Stalin's Architect

Power and Survival in Moscow Deyan Sudjic