Boris Lanin was born in Baku to a Jewish-Russian family. Head of Literature and Professor at the Academy of Education of Russia, Lanin served as a visiting professor at the Kennan Institute, the Woodrow Wilson Center (Washington, DC), the Institute for Advanced Studies (Paris), and Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg. Professor Lanin’s textbooks of literature are widely used at secondary schools in the Russian Federation. Russia’s leading Vasily Grossman specialist, he is a member of Scientific Board of Grossman Center in Torino, Italy. Currently Boris Lanin is National Endowment for Humanities Distinguished Visiting Professor at State University of New York, Potsdam. His most recent book is The Prose of the Third Wave of Emigration, 2nd edition (2018).
Author; Head of Humanities, Russian Academy of Education