Alexander Snegiryov (real name Alexey Vladimirovich Kondrashov , born in , ) is a Russian writer.
|Alexey Vladimirovich Kondrashov|
At the book festival "Red Square" -2017
|Birth name||Alexey Vladimirovich Kondrashov|
|Date of Birth||January 6, 1980 (39 years)|
|Place of Birth||Moscow , USSR|
|Years of creativity||2005 - present|
|Language of Works|
The Crown (2007)
Star Ticket (2014) Russian Booker (2015)
Debut ( 2005 )
Two years he studied at the Moscow Architectural Institute, graduated from the Russian University of Peoples' Friendship, Master of Political Science.
Later published in the magazines " Znamya ", " October ", " New World ".
In the spring of 2014, he participated in the 5th season of the Polyglot television project on the Kultura channel, where participants learned German.
Since 2016, deputy editor-in-chief of the magazine "Friendship of Peoples"
Awards and prizes
In 2005 , Snegiryov’s short prose was awarded the Debut Prize. As the writer Yevgeny Popov , who headed the award jury, noted, “in his writings I was attracted by the fact that Snegiryov is trying to work“ over the barriers ”of avant-garde,“ dill ”, varnishing, narcissism, macabre, pop music and other dregs”  .
In 2007 he received the prize "Crown", in 2008 - the prize " Eureka "  .
In 2009, the novel “Oil Venus” was nominated for the “Big Book” award, reached the final of the “National Bestseller” award, and was nominated for the “Russian Booker” award.
In 2010, the novel “Vanity” was named the best prose book of the year according to NG-Exlibris.
The book "Guilt Feeling" is named the best prose of 2013 according to the version of NG-Exlibris.
In 2014, he became the winner of the Star Ticket Award, dedicated to the memory of V. P. Aksyonov.
The novel “Faith” (Eksmo, 2015) reached the final of the literary awards “ Russian Booker ” and “National Bestseller”, winning the first one  .
At the same time, Snegiryov became one of the heroes of the documentary film “ A Year of Literature ” by his wife, director Olga Stolpovskaya  . At the beginning of filming, it turned out that their country house, located in New Moscow , is supposed to be demolished due to the construction of a new highway, and this has become one of the main plot lines of the film.
- Snegirev about the " dying nineties "
|When there was nothing to eat, the relatives for all the savings bought five Chinese down jackets and we sold them together on the Cheryomushki market. Having a profit - bought a healthy piece of ham. But there was a feeling of drive. It seems poverty, lawlessness and all that, but somehow it is perlo. Although we had eaten one porridge for two years, and the festive New Year's dish was a can of fish for the whole family. Then, by the way, I worked a little as a tutor for wealthy people, looking after their second grader son  .|
|2007||prose||"An anthology of prose twenty years"|
|2007||novel||"How we bombed America"|
|2015||novel||“What was her name?”|
Foreign language translations
- Alexander Snegirev. Petroleum Venus . - Glas, 2012. - 208 p. - ISBN 9785717200967 .
in the narration of Snegiryov, he again acquires human traits of what we are accustomed to consider as uninteresting, past what we are accustomed to pass without turning around, and this incarnation becomes scary. Details that are too prominent, even seemingly artificial — church candles, for example, in a birthday cake ... speak only of the thoroughness of the author’s approach, which does not save for the sake of alfochek, pathos and style. “Oil Venus”, by the way, is a picture in the style, it should be understood, of Arbat hyperrealism, naked nature against the background of birches, on which, like Danae, black oil rain is poured. The hunters before the interpretation of the symbols are given such an opportunity: Russia, hydrocarbons and bad taste, business nightmares ... 
The novel is full of complex, very uncomfortable scenes, but Snegiryov somehow amazingly fails to falsify anywhere. In general, Snegiryov, with all his ability to take for the soul, is not only extremely relevant, but also a very clever writer. "Oil Venus" - a good novel. It has a real catharsis  .
“We need to write about the book. The young author, ”the chief editor of Time Out, Igor Shulinsky told me. And, after warning that the plot was ornate, he immediately retold it at a speed of tongue twister ... 
Before us is a young talent, entering into a wide literary field. “Oil Venus” is not the best example of the work of an aspiring writer. Here is clearly the desire of the author to please the taste of the general public. Snegiryov writes a "light" sentimental novel, worked on the patterns of mass literature. There is a sentimental story (a down boy is one of the main characters), social satire, modern girls, sectarian hobbies, genre sketches, and scenes performed by psychologism. But all this, in fact, is nothing more than a fictional lie  .
The author, adhering in the course of the story of a good-natured and neutral tone, does not hide his ironic attitude to the Americans, whether they are Greeks, Indians, white or dark-skinned. Residents of the United States in his book appear as people affected by some wild pathology of character and worldview  .
- E. Popov. Introduction // A. Snegiryov. Stories - “ Banner ”, 2006, № 7.
- Alexander Snegiryov in the " Journal Hall "
- Writer Alexander Snegiryov became the winner of the “Russian Booker” :: Books :: Horizon :: RBC.Style
- Olga Stolpovskaya: “Making a film about ordinary people is a difficult task” ›“ Novaya Gazeta ”in St. Petersburg
- Unholy saints nineties, 2017
- Sergey Shulakov. The vainness of being. "On overcoming degenerative art" // ng.ru
- Valery Ivanchenko. (unavailable link) // www.top-kniga.ru
- Nina Ivanova. Oil Venus. Archived September 2, 2009. timeout.ru
- Nikolai Alexandrov. Little books. 12/31/2009. // www.echo.msk.ru
- Maria Buterbrodova. Alexander Snegirev. “How we bombed America” (inaccessible link) // afisha.mail.ru
- Interview of Roman Bogoslovsky with writer Alexander Snegiryov (05/21/2015)
- Interview for Literary Russia (06.19.2015)