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Depeschen mit dem Leitwort Grigori Schalwowitsch Tschchartischwili

»In Fandorin, the writer also invented a new kind of Russian protagonist: an attractive, intelligent, resourceful secret agent who, according to some, bore at least a passing resemblance to the Vladimir Putin of the early aughts.«

Sally McGrane about Grigory Chkhartishvili (Grigori Schalwowitsch Tschchartischwili), also known as Boris Akunin, with a worth reading portrait on Russia’s dissident detective novelist. Read more at newyorker.com.