Yulia Yakovleva

Yulia Yakovleva

Yulia Yakovleva is a writer, theatre and ballet critic, and playwright. She was inspired to write Punishment of a Hunter by her love of St Petersburg, where she grew up, and by the extraordinary true story of how the Soviet government sold most of the greatest, most famous old paintings from the former Tsar’s collection. The novel subsequently became a bestseller in Russia.