Kristen Loesch on Fictionalizing and Feminizing the History of 20th-Century Russia
In Conversation with Andrew Keen on Keen On
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In this episode, Andrew talks to the author of The Last Russian Doll, Kristen Loesch, about the Russia of 1917 and 1991 and what inspired her to write her novel about two 20th-century Russian women.
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Kristen Loesch grew up in San Francisco. She holds a BA in history as well as a master’s degree in Slavonic studies from the University of Cambridge. Her debut historical novel, The Last Russian Doll, was short-listed for the Caledonia Novel Award and long-listed for the Bath Novel Award, under a different title. It is published or forthcoming in 10 countries. After a decade living in Europe, she now resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and children.