Coming of Age in Siberia with Artem Mozgovoy

Monday, July 24, 9:40 a.m.

Virtual Event via Zoom

About the Event

In Artem Mozgovoy’s Spring in Siberia, a young man born in 1985 under Soviet confinement in Siberia, fights to make sense of his dark and tumultuous world, all while discovering his place within it as he falls in love with the son of KGB agents. Mozgovoy himself grew up in Central Siberia and left in 2011 when Russia began legalizing its persecution of gay people. Stephen Fry calls this autobiographical novel “touching and well written, genuinely compelling and convincing.” Sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

This is a virtual event. Current OLLI members should register through OLLI. For everyone else, reserve your free ticket on Eventbrite. You’ll receive a confirmation email. Then on the day of the event, please check your email for the Zoom link. To have the best experience on Zoom, please log in prior to the event to be sure your system is up to date. 

About the Author

Born and raised in a small town in Central Siberia at the time when the Soviet Union was falling apart, Artem Mozgovoy began his career as a cadet journalist in a local newspaper when he was sixteen; at twenty-six he was an editor-in-chief. In 2011, as Russia began legalizing its persecution of gay people, he left his homeland. Having lived in six different countries, including the US, and worked as a movie extra, a yoga instructor, and a magician’s assistant, Artem today holds a Luxembourgish passport, speaks five languages and, with his Romanian partner, lives in Belgium.

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