Maxim Grigoriev

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Maxim Grigoriev
Born 1980
Occupation writer

Maxim Grigoriev is a Swedish writer and translator of Russian origin. He was born in 1980 in Moscow and only moved to Sweden in his teens.

His first book, a short story collection titled Städer (Cities) won the Borås Tidning Prize for debut authors. In 2016, his first novel Nu (Now) appeared. In 2021, he won the EU Prize for Literature for his novel Europa.

He is a regular contributor to Svenska Dagbladet and the Swedish magazine Axess. Grigoriev is also a literary translator, and has translated the works of Olga Slavnikova and Venedikt Yerofeyev from Russian into Swedish.[1]

He has lived in Berlin and Porto and now lives in Paris with his wife and two children.[2]

Following the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, Grigoriev organized the "International Public Tribunal on Ukraine", in an attempt to document the claim that it is Ukrainians who are committing war crimes, Ukraine.[3]


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  1. Maxim Grigoriev.
  2. Maxim Grigoriev | EU Prize for Literature.
  3. Justin Ling. The Westerners helping Putin’s propaganda war on Ukraine (video), CBC News, June 2022. Retrieved on 2022-08-21. “When it comes to pushing propaganda about the war in Ukraine, Russian President Vladamir Putin has help from a group of Westerners with long histories of peddling disinformation, including John Mark Dougan and Canadian Eva Bartlett.”