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Masha Gessen

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Masha Gessen is an award-winning author and a staff writer at The New Yorker. She speaks to Sally Warhaft about The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia, her non-fiction 2017 National Book Award-winning work that charts the coming-of-age of four Russians born in the early 1980s.

Photo of two people standing in front of a Melbourne Writers Festival banner. On the left, Masha Gessen is wearing glasses with short brown curly hair, holding a microphone and speaking. Sally Warhaft is seated on a stool beside her

Masha Gessen and Sally Warhaft, live at Deakin Edge, Federation Square — Photo: Sophie Quick

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The Fifth Estate

The important stories of the day – off the front pages.

Sally Warhaft hosts a dizzying array of guests from the worlds of politics, culture, international relations and beyond, in a witty and revealing analysis of current affairs.