Member Profile

Alexandra Popoff

2014

Alexandra Popoff is the award-winning author of literary biographies Sophia Tolstoy (2010), The Wives: The Women Behind Russia’s Literary Giants (2012), and Tolstoy’s False Disciple: The Untold Story of Leo Tolstoy and Vladimir Chertkov (2014). Her book The Wives became a Wall Street Journal “Best Book of the Year.” Popoff taught Russian literature and history at the University of Saskatchewan before turning to literary biography. She has contributed to Huffington Post, The Boston Globe, The Globe and Mail, National Post, and The Philadelphia Inquirer.

E-mail: c/o Writers' Union of Canada
Phone number:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada

Publications

Sophia Tolstoy: A Biography. Free Press, 2010
The Wives: The Women Behind Russia's Literary Giants. Pegasus Books, 2012
Tolstoy's False Disciple: The Untold Story of Leo Tolstoy and Vladimir Chertkov. Pegasus Books, 2014

Awards

Saskatoon Book Award for Sophia Tolstoy: A Biography, 2010
Non-fiction Award (Saskatchewan Book Awards) for Sophia Tolstoy: A Biography, 2010
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Northern OAC WITS:
No
GST:
GST not applicable