Sasha Filipenko, born in Minsk in 1984, is a Belarusian author who writes in Russian. After leaving his training in classical music, he studied literature in St. Petersburg and worked as a journalist, scriptwriter, television presenter and gag writer for a satirical show. His novels Red Crosses and The Hunt were Spiegel bestsellers. Filipenko is an ardent football fan and lived in St. Petersburg until 2020. He has left Russia with his family and currently lives in Switzerland.
- Rote Kreuze auf der Shortlist für ›EBRD Literaturpreis‹, vergeben von der Europäischen Bank für Wiederaufbau und Entwicklung für übersetzte Belletristik, 2022
- ›Writer in Residence‹ bis Juli 2021: Fondation Jan Michalski, Montricher, Nähe Genfersee, Schweiz, 2021