Maxim Osipov is known for his uncompromisingly honest and introspective stories of life in the provinces of Putin’s Russia, in Moscow and among Russophone émigrés abroad. Shortly after the launch of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, Osipov himself became an émigré, leaving Russia for good. His latest collection of stories and essays in English, Kilometer 101 (NYRB Classics), serves as a kaleidoscopic chronicle of Russia’s descent from 2007 through the days leading up to the disastrous events of 2022. He will read from the book and discuss literature and politics with Boris Dralyuk, Presidential Professor of English at The University of Tulsa, the book’s editor and co-translator. Option to attend in person or virtually.