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Dmitry Bykov

  • Visiting Assistant Professor in Russian

428 Lattimore Hall

Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 1-3 p.m. and by appointment


Dmitry Bykov, born in 1967, is a Russian (and recently American) poet, novelist, and professor. He is the author of more than 90 books including 12 novels, 20 collections of poetry, and biographies of Pasternak, Okudjava, Mayakovsky, Gorky and Vladimir Zelensky. He has taught at Moscow State University, Princeton, UCLA and also worked as writer in residence at Cornell.

Research Overview

Research Interests

  • Soviet period of Russian history
  • American true crime fiction
  • Poetics
  • Morphology of thriller and suspense