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Keith Gessen
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Keith Gessen

Keith Gessen Biography

Keith Gessen is the author of All the Sad Young Literary Men and a founding editor of n+1. He is the editor of three nonfiction books and the translator or co-translator, from Russian, of a collection of short stories, a book of poems, and a work of oral history, Nobel Prize-winner Svetlana Alexievich's Voices from Chernobyl. A contributor to he New Yorker and The London Review of Books, Gessen teaches journalism at Columbia and lives in New York with his wife and son.



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