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, gag writer for a satirical show and television presenter. The Ex-Son, about life under the Lukashenko regime, was published by Diogenes in spring 2021. Filipenko is an ardent football fan. He has been living outside Russia since 2020, with varying domiciles in Europe.
- 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