London, United Kingdom, June 23, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- Summary: "The Hemingway Game" is the first novel from Russian playwright and performer of his own plays, Evgeny Grishkovets. "The Hemingway Game" is an urban romance which depicts the life of a shirt over the course of one day (worn in the morning and taken off late at night); revealing a lot about the main character, who subsequently moved to Moscow some time ago. He, just like all of us, wakes up in the morning, goes to work, meets his friends and has his daily routine; that is until love changes everything. Written in a similar style to the Grishkovets plays, this short novel depicts the same type of unity of time, place and action, as well as psychological subtlety.
About The Author:
Evgeny Grishkovets, born in Kemerovo in 1967, is a popular Russian writer, playwright, musician and actor. Grishkovets graduated from Kemerovo State University, where he studied philology and embarked upon his military service during his time at university. In 1990, Grishkovets founded the independent theatre Lozha, which means “theatre box.” In 1998, Grishkovets staged his first solo performance, How I Ate a Dog, for which he was awarded the Golden Mask theatrical award. In 1999, he received the Anti-Booker award for his plays Notes of the Russian Traveler and Winter, and the following year won the Triumph Prize. He has also played supporting roles in a number of renowned Russian films, such as The Stroll, Not by Bread Alone, and has released several albums.
Grishkovets rose from a provincial film director to a cult figure, recognized for his talent amongst the juries of the most prestigious theatrical awards around. He is often called “a one-man theatre,” as he stages and performs his own witty soliloquy plays himself. Grishkovets currently lives in Kaliningrad with his family, and frequently tours Russia and Europe.
Title: The Hemingway Game
Author: Evgeny Grishkovets
Publisher: Glagoslav Publications
ISBN: 9781911414513, 9781911414520, 9781911414537
Extent: 180 pages
Price: €19.90 (PB), €25.50 (HB), €9.95 (e-book)
Format: paperback, hardback, e-book
Review copies are available upon request.