Paul Rogov's The Fallen Years is a strident, impressive debut from a promising literary talent who has obviously steeped himself in both the classics of Russian literature and the contemporary offerings of European authors such as W. G. Sebald, Vladimir Nabokov, and Primo Levi. Like these authors, Rogov -- by means of his protagonist, Gregory -- wrestles with the "void at the heart of twentieth-century Europe," as Gregory fights to survive the seeming meaninglessness of the ideologically controversial Soviet-Afghan war. Rogov, however, already possesses his own confident prose style that flashes brilliantly with unforced lyricism; he is a unique, ambitious writer with what is sure to be a fascinating literary future ahead of him.”
Paul Rogov studied Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley and Social Work at USC. In 2009, he was a finalist for the Short Story Award for New Writers in Glimmer Train Press. His work has appeared in Danse Macabre, Jumping Blue Gods...
Causes Paul Rogov Supports
MindFreedom International, Alternative Energy
Paul’s Favorite Books
Ovid's Metaphomorphoses, Mliton's Paradise Lost, Dostoevksy's The Brothers Karamazov.