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Igor Gelbach Igor Gelbach i(A63848 works by)
Born: Established: 1943
Former Soviet Union,
Eastern Europe, Europe,
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1989
Heritage: Russian ; Jewish
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1 y separately published work icon Tsaplin's Testimony Показания Цаплина. Igor Gelbach , ( trans. Alexander Boot )expression Blackheath : Brandl and Schlesinger , 2013 6002890 2013 single work novel thriller

'When and how did the Tsaplin case begin? With the 1942 murder of a British intelligence officer in Alexandria? In the chaotic days of the 1968 Prague Spring? At the 1973 interrogation in the Leningrad KGB office? And how was Tsaplin's life altered by the novel he had translated? Forces of history and contingencies of fate drive Tsaplin across three continents to Melbourne, where some very old grievances and betrayals come to a head...' (Publication summary)

1 4 y separately published work icon Notes from the Esplanade Igor Gelbach , ( trans. Rae Mathew )expression Blackheath : Brandl and Schlesinger , 2003 Z1025957 2003 single work novel
1 y separately published work icon In Siberia by Colin Thubron : Notes Igor Gelbach , Melbourne : Council of Adult Education , 2002 Z1034022 2002 single work criticism
1 5 y separately published work icon Confessions of a Clay Man Igor Gelbach , ( trans. Rae Mathew )expression Rose Bay : Brandl and Schlesinger , 2001 Z911831 2001 single work novel

“Igor Gelbach’s rich portrayal of the decay and corruption of what was a small corner of the Soviet Union… is a wonderful evocation of place and period, of a picturesque Black Sea resort gone to seed, its life burdened first by the senseless opression from afar under the tyranny of Georgia’s most infamous son, then, as Stalinism decayed, by the corrosive action of Mafia violence.” - Sydney Morning Herald