Ludmila Petrushevskaya

Ludmila Petrushevskaya was born in 1938 in Moscow where she still lives. She studied journalism at Moscow University in 1961 and worked for Moscow Television throughout the 1960s. Although a prolific writer of plays and short stories, her work remained unpublished until the mid-1980s and the glasnost of Gorbachev. Her plays have since been widely performed in Russia and all over the world.