Russia, 1951
writer from the Tolstoy family

Tatyana Tolstaya

Tatyana Tolstaya is a writer from the famous Tolstoy family. She studied philology in Saint Petersburg and went to work with Nauka publishers in Moscow. Her literary debut was On the Golden Porch (1983). The short story collection White Walls (1987) also appeared in English translation. Tolstaya is further known for her outspoken opinions, voiced in columns in The New York Review of Books and in The New Yorker. For years, she taught at Skidmore College in the United States, acting as a Visiting Professor on various occasions. She is also a host and interviewer on Russian TV show The School of Scandal.

Published in

Journal Nexus
2010 or Earlier

Nexus 29

De queeste van het leven Deel I. Liefde en dood
Journal Nexus
2010 or Earlier

Nexus 27

Het testament van de 20ste eeuw Deel III. Het vaarwel van de muzen

Speaker at



Nexus Conference 2018

The Battle Between Good and Evil

15 December 2018 9.30 – 16.00 National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam


Part I. Love and Death

The Quest for Life

4 February 2001 9.30 - 20.00 Tilburg University


Part III. The Muses' Farewell

The Legacy of the Twentieth Century

24 May 2000 9.30 - 22.00 Tilburg University