Author of numerous novels, non-fiction books, articles and essays and translator of renowned Russian Literature figures into Spanish such as Joseph Brodsky, Vladimir Mayakovski, or Anna Akhmatova among others. Some
of his own books are (novel) Livadia, considered one of the most important books of fiction in 2004 in Germany according to the 'Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung', also wrote Enciclopedia de
una vida en Rusia, El Tartamudo y la rusa (short stories), and many more.Praised by The NY Times, The New York Review of Book, Le Monde, Liberation, and The Times Literary Supplement.
Fellow of the Margaret and Herman Sokol at The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at The NY Public Library. Recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in 2002 and most recently, in the year 2013, of The German
Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), in Berlin. PHD in History. Visiting professor at Princeton and Cornell U. and teaches as an Associate Professor at Seton Hall.