Weller Michael: biography, photo and list of the best works

What can you tell us about writer Weller? Firstly, he is one of the most fashionable contemporary authors, and secondly, a famous participant in TV debates. But few people know that the current master of the pen once worked as a tutor, concrete worker, joiner, cattle driver and guide! We invite you to get acquainted with interesting facts from the biography of writer Weller, a list of his novels and novels!

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Michael Weller was born in 1948 on theUkraine. All his childhood passed in military garrisons of Transbaikalia and Siberia, after all his father was an officer. Mikhail graduated from the school in 1966 in Mogilev, by the way, with a gold medal. In the same year he entered the department of Russian philology at Leningrad State University. Four years later Weller took an academic leave and went to Central Asia. To do this, he even had to feign mental illness. Until the end of the summer he wandered, and in the autumn he moved to Kaliningrad. In this city he externally passed the sailor's course and on a fishing trawler left on a long voyage.

In 1971, the future writer Weller still makes the decision to recover in high school, and in 1972 he defends a diploma.

After that, Mikhail changed about thirtyprofessions! He was a guide in the museum, a hunter in the Arctic, a pioneer leader, a sawmaker, a roofer, a concrete worker, a supply man, a silk-screen printer, a journalist, a digger ... And that's only four years.

In 1976, Weller immersed himself in the literaryactivity. However, his first work was rejected by all the editors. The publication of the writer Weller began only in 1978. And in 1983 he released his first collection of short stories titled "I want to be a janitor". From that moment the dizzying takeoff of the writer's career of Mikhail Iosifovich began. Since 1983, the writer Weller has published more than 40 novels, novels, collections of short stories.

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A family

There is in the biography of writer Michael Weller andinformation about his personal life. In 1986, he married a graduate of the journalistic faculty, Anna Agriomati. A year later, the daughter of Valentine appeared. Now the writer Weller lives with his family in Moscow.


According to the author himself, after the releasethe first successful collection in his life was nothing interesting. He led the life of a man who simply sits at a table and writes books. At the same time, by the way, even managing to live on the money received from the sale of these books. True, in his interviews, Mikhail repeatedly said that until the age of forty literature did not bring him money.

To date, Mikhail Iosifovich Weller is the most published Russian non-commercial writer. Only in 2000, about 400 thousand copies of his books were published!

"Rendezvous with a celebrity"

For the first time this book by writer Weller was releasedin 1990 by the Tallinn publishing house "Periodica". This is a unique collection of autobiographical stories, which in an epathetic form tells the story of the unique writer, his work and work. And the author does this somewhat ironically, diluting the story with philosophical thoughts. From his own biography, Weller proceeds to the questions of the destiny of the whole generation. This is a story about the bitter path to the stars through impassable thorns, the story of a "failed" generation, forced to stay in the shadow of its great fathers.

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Michael Weller talks about the wrong side of the literary world, completely losing sight of her too beautiful face.

"The Adventures of Major Zvyagin"

In 1991, 100,000 copies of thisan exceptional book. True, this is not quite an adventure. And Zvyagin himself is not really any major. He is a retired major. And the doctor. And this man is a "cross" of the ancient sage and Robin Hood. Zvyagin always knows what to do. And makes you do what you need, other people. For their own good. "The Adventures of Major Zvyagin" - this is a real textbook of success. A good magician Zvyagin changes the destinies and lives of people, and does it without magic. Of course, a fairy tale is a lie, but you can trace a hint here: if a person wants, then he can! What is needed for this? Mikhail Iosifovich knows the answer to this question: it is important to believe in yourself. And still need to know what and how to do.

"Knife of Sergei Dovlatov"

Do you want to know why writer Weller does not likewriter Dovlatov? The answer to this question can be found in the book "The Knife of Sergei Dovlatov." This publication will tell you about how Sergei Dovlatov, himself unaware of this, played a very important role in the life of Mikhail Iosifovich.

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This story is a mystery set beforereaders. But with the help of conventional logic it can not be unraveled. To the last page, Weller keeps the readers in suspense. Guesses and conjectures do not unite in the big picture, only at the end of the work everything falls into place.


One of Michael Weller's most scandalous books"Samovar" was published in 1996. This novel does not resemble any work of the author. It raises a number of extremely difficult questions. How is life organized and why is it bad? Why do we live in general? Why did we come to where we came from? And, of course, there is a much more important question: is there happiness in life? The philosophical and shocking book allows to solve all these dilemmas. The characters of "Samovar" - at first glance absolutely helpless patients of a secret hospital. In fact, they are the real rulers of the world! They, Mikhail Iosifovich maintains, control human destiny and history.

In this book there are no limits and prohibitions. The writer M. Weller talks about everything: about the destiny of man, love, duty ... The seven disabled people conduct monstrous experiments in an attempt to answer the main questions of mankind.

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"The Messenger from Pisa"

This work is a surreal novelpredictions of 1999. It is amazing in him that these predictions continue to come true! In his non-standard style, Weller continues to fantasize about "How to make the world better?" And if in the "Adventures of Major Zvyagin" the author helps readers organize a personal life, then in "Gonce" he gives advice on the structure of the state.

The book tells that many people simplydream to do today. But only the spirit is not enough, and there are too many obstacles on the way. But Weller's heroes are capable of much. The plot is both simple and complex, quite realistic and at the same time incredible. This novel is designed for those readers who would not mind a good shake of life.


This collection of M. Weller, released in 2003, more like not a book, but a meeting of kinoromanov. All the stories are dynamic and bright, typical of cinema. The heroes of the collection are strong-willed people. These adventurers are not only able to overcome obstacles, but also like to do it. Critics say: the collection "Cruel" - this is almost ready scripts, which you can (and even need) to shoot a good movie!

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«My business»

What about the novel "My business"? This is a description of all the trials of Michael Weller - since childhood. Adolescence, the youth of the writer Michael Weller, his university years. Surprisingly, the change of time and place does not affect the character of the character at all. This is more theatrical scenery. A hero is always talented, always good in everything. The work was unprecedentedly honest. It is dedicated to the formation of personality and the overcoming of complex life circumstances. Needless to say that in the finale of history the main character was able to defeat all rivals, to dishonor envious people? And his first collection still saw the light!

The book begins with a very bold statement by the author: "I'll teach you to love life!" The whole edition is imbued with the invariable optimism and humor that are inherent in Weller.

"Not a knife is not Seryozha not Dovlatov"

In 2006 a new collection was published. Under the cover - a kind of explanation of the messages and comparisons that the writer Michael Weller used in the book "Knife Serge Dovlatov." The appearance of this novel caused an unprecedented literary scandal, the echoes of which do not cease to this day. The thing is that in this book incredibly reliable and profound descriptions are given. Mikhail Iosifovich speaks about the fate of Soviet writers who are forced to emigrate. He does it in his unique style - Weller's range includes both romanticism and sarcasm.

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This book is rightfully recognized as the most topicalthe work of Michael Weller. Of course, it is not necessary to study the history of the Civil War on this work (as well as in any other fiction), but one can get an idea of ​​a large-scale armed confrontation.

In his book, Weller relies on somesensational documents and tells about the deeds of one of the most controversial and mysterious figures of the time - Nestor Makhno. In this book, the writer very skillfully creates the effect of immersion - the reader does not have any doubts that he is at the very epicenter of events.

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