Leonid Yuzefovic was born in Moscow in 1947 but spent his childhood and youth in the Urals. He has a Doctorate in History and has written books on diplomatic etiquette in old Russia. He is known to a wide audience of readers through his historical thrillers about Ivan Putilin, the Tsar’s Chief of Police in St. Petersburg, a living legend during his service (1866 – 1892). Yuzefovic is capable of interweaving detailed knowledge of historical fact with masterly literary style into the plot of a thriller. L. Yuzefovich lives in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
Awards: Big Book Award 2009
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