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Keith Gessen

Title VIII Summer Research Scholar


June 3, 2019 — August 22, 2019

Professional affiliation

Columbia Graduate School of Journalism
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Wilson Center Projects

The Russia Hands

Full Biography

Keith Gessen is a Title VIII Research Scholar at the Kennan Institute. He is a novelist, editor, translator, and journalist whose work has focused primarily on the reverberations of the Soviet collapse throughout the post-Soviet space. He is the co-translator and editor of Kirill Medvedev's It's No Good (n+1/Ugly Duckling Presse) and the author of the novel, A Terrible Country, about Russia. His writings have also appeared in the London Review of Books, n+1, and the New Yorker. He now teaches journalism at Columbia University.