Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky (1887–1950) was born in Kiev and moved to Moscow shortly after the revolution, where he joined the experimental art and theater worlds. Though known in literary circles, he published little during his lifetime, as his phantasmagoric and metafictional texts met the disapproval of Soviet censors. His books in English translation include Memories of the Future, The Letter Killers Club, and The Return of Munchausen.
Jacob Emery is associate professor in the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures at Indiana University.
Alex Spektor is associate professor of Russian at the University of Georgia.