Masha Gessen

Masha Gessen is a Russian-American journalist and author, and editor of the Russian-language Snob magazine, aimed at Russians living abroad. She has contributed to Granta, Slate and the New Statesman, among other publications. She is the author of several books, including Man Without a Face, Perfect Rigour and Blood Matters. She lives in Moscow.

Books by Masha Gessen

The Future is History

Published: November 2017

The sweeping, urgent, revelatory history of post-Soviet Russia in which the great dissident exile Masha Gessen reveals precisely how the hope of democracy gave way to a devastating new strain of autocracy.

The Future is History

Published: November 2017

The sweeping, urgent, revelatory history of post-Soviet Russia in which the great dissident exile Masha Gessen reveals precisely how the hope of democracy gave way to a devastating new strain of autocracy.

Words Will Break Cement

Published: February 2014

Keynote The story of Pussy Riot, punk icons and Russian dissenters, and the untold story of their infamous trial and on-going global significance.

The Man Without A Face

Published: January 2013

A brave and revelatory account of how a small-minded, low-level KGB operative came to control the world's largest country and, in an astonishingly short time, destroyed years of progress, making Russia once more a threat to her own people and to the world.

The Man Without a Face

Published: April 2012

A brave and revelatory account of how a small-minded, low-level KGB operative became the most powerful man in the world's largest country.

The Man Without a Face

Published: April 2012

A brave and revelatory account of how a small-minded, low-level KGB operative became the most powerful man in the world's largest country.

Perfect Rigour

Published: December 2011

A thrilling account of an utterly brilliant and eccentric Russian mathematician which sheds a rare light on the unique burden of genius.

Perfect Rigour

Published: April 2011

A fascinating study of a brilliant but eccentric Russian mathematician which sheds rare light on the burden of genius.

Blood Matters

Published: December 2009

An intensely personal memoir and an informative guide to the new genetics.

Blood Matters

Published: September 2008

A much-needed field guide to the unfamiliar and unsettling territory of genetic testing.

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