PEN Atlas: Eugene Vodolazkin on the novel Laurus

Medievalist Eugene Vodolazkin is the author of Laurus, a new novel set in plague-ridden 15th century Russia. Here, he writes on using the language of the past to construct new meaning for the present, and how both the medieval and the postmodern influence his writing.

Read ‘On the novel Laurus’ here.


Laurus by Eugene Vodolazkin, translated by Lisa Hayden, is published by Oneworld. Read more about the book here.

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