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Shrayer, Maxim D. (; born June 5, 1967, Moscow, USSR) is a bilingual author and scholar. A professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies at Boston College, Shrayer has authored, co-authored, edited, or co-edited more than ten books in English and Russian. He has translated into English works by over forty writers, including two books of fiction by his father, the writer David Shrayer-Petrov (?????-??????, ?????), which Shrayer edited and cotranslated. A noted scholar of Vladimir Nabokov and Jewish-Russian literature, Shrayer received the National Jewish Book Award (2007) for his two-volume Anthology of Jewish-Russian Literature: Two Centuries of a Dual Identity in Prose and Poetry."

Unlike many representatives of the so-called “new wave” of Russian-American writing, Maxim D. Shrayer had written and published extensively in his native Russian prior to having made a transition to writing prose predominantly in English. Shrayer began to write poetry and prose in his native Russian at the age of eighteen and subsequently contributed it to Russian-language magazine abroad and in the former USSR. His Russian-language poetry has been gathered in three collections. At Brown University Shrayer majored in comparative literature and literary translation and studied fiction writing with John Hawkes. Around 1995, the year when he received a Ph.D. in Russian literature from Yale University, Shrayer transitioned to writing creative prose in English. His stories, essays and memoirs, have since appeared in American, Canadian, and British magazines, among them Agni, Kenyon Review, and Southwest Review. Shrayer's literary memoir "Waiting for America: A Story of Emigration" appeared in 2007 and was enthusiastically received by the critics. Of Waiting for America Sam Coale wrote in The Providence Journal that “[t]he glory of this book lies in Shrayer’s sinuous, neo-Proustian prose, beautifully fluid and perceptive with its luminous shocks of recognition, landscapes, descriptions and asidesTales and teller mesmerize and delight.” Shrayer's collection of stories, Yom Kippur in Amsterdam, was published in 2009. Of Yom Kippur in Amsterdam Leah Strauss wrote in Booklist: "This intricate, thoughtful collection explores the inexorable complexities of relationships and religionShrayer’s eight delicate stories trace his characters’ diverse struggles against the limits of tradition and culture."

Shrayer lives in Chestnut Hill, Mass. with his wife Dr. Karen E. Lasser, a medical researcher, and their two daughters.

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Total Books: 11
Leaving Russia A Jewish Story
2017 - Leaving Russia a Jewish Story [Library of Modern Jewish Literature] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780815610885
ISBN-10: 0815610882
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
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I Saw It Ilya Selvinsky and the Legacy of Bearing Witness to the Shoah
Leaving Russia A Jewish Story
2013 - Leaving Russia a Jewish Story [Library of Modern Jewish Literature] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780815610243
ISBN-10: 0815610246
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Religion & Spirituality
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I Saw It Ilya Selvinsky and the Legacy of Bearing Witness to the Shoah
2013 - I Saw It Ilya Selvinsky and the Legacy of Bearing Witness to the Shoah [Studies in Russian and Slavic Literatures, Cultures, and History] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781618111692
ISBN-10: 1618111698
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality
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Waiting For America A Story of Emigration
2012 - Waiting for America a Story of Emigration [Library of Modern Jewish Literature] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780815609971
ISBN-10: 0815609973
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Politics & Social Sciences
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Waiting for America A Story of Emigration
2007 - Waiting for America a Story of Emigration (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780815608936
ISBN-10: 0815608934
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
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The World of Nabokov's Stories
2000 - The World of Nabokov's Stories [Literary Modernism Series] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780292777569
ISBN-10: 0292777566
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Russian Poet / Soviet Jew
2000 - Russian Poet / Soviet Jew (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780742507807
ISBN-10: 0742507807
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
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Frantsuzskii kottedzh roman
1999 - Frantsuzskii Kottedzh Roman ["French Cottage: Novel"; in Russian] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781888244021
ISBN-10: 188824402X
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The World of Nabokov's Stories
1999 - The World of Nabokov's Stories [Literary Modernism Series] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780292777330
ISBN-10: 0292777337
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Yom Kippur in Amsterdam Stories
Yom Kippur in Amsterdam Stories [Library of Modern Jewish Literature] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780815609186
ISBN-10: 0815609183
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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