Vladimir Nabokov

Elena Devos

Elena Devos graduated from the Moscow State University (MGU) with an M.Sc. in Journalism (1999). She completed a PhD at the World Literature Institute (IMLI, branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences) with a dissertation on the theme of reality in Nabokov’s works (2005).

She specialises in intertextuality and comparative research which provides her with the double pleasure of studying Nabokov in parallel with Shakespeare, Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Proust, Bunin, Tchekhov and Gazdanov.

In 2004 she began teaching Russian, English and the history of world literature in language schools and cultural centres in France.

Her novels Russian Lessons and The Piano Key were released by Russian publisher Ripol in 2016 and 2018.

She has won several literary awards and her works, including articles, poems, theatre plays and translations, regularly appear in leading Russian literary journals.

Presently she works as a trilingual translator for publishers of both fiction and non-fiction.