‘Look at me: The secret story of Liza Dyakonova’ by Pavel Basinskiy is a work of literary non-fiction. Written as a documentary-thriller-biography, it tells the story of Liza Dyakonova, a young law student, who vanished in the mountains of Tyrol in 1902. A month later, her naked body was found by a mountain stream, with her clothes in a neat pile beside it. Basiniskiy uses Liza’s own diary and other archive material to try to unravel her story and the mystery of her death.
Translation to start August/September 2020. To be completed by 1 March 2021.