Maxim Osipov

Maxim Osipov

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A writer

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Maxim Osipov is a Russian writer and cardiologist. In the early 1990s, he was a research fellow at the University of California, San Francisco, before returning to Moscow, where he continued to practice medicine and founded a publishing house specializing in medical, musical, and theological texts. In 2005, while working at a local hospital in Tarusa, a small town ninety miles from Moscow, Osipov established a charitable foundation to ensure the hospital’s survival. Since 2007, he has published short stories, novellas, essays, and plays and has won a number of literary prizes for his fiction. He has published six prose collections, and his plays have been staged across Russia. Osipov’s writings have been translated into more than a dozen languages. He lived in Tarusa until February 2022, when he moved to Germany.