Sergei Shargunov
Russian Federation
Commentator on Kommersant-FM and Finam-FM radio stations; winner of the Debut Independent Award and the Moscow State Prize in Literature and Art, Italian award Arcobaleno and twice finalist of the National Bestseller Award.

Author of eight books. His novels are translated into Italian, English and French languages.

Previous positions: Member, State Duma Commission investigating events of the fall of 1993; special correspondent, Investigations Department, Novaya Gazeta (2002–2003).