Writer, essayist, journalist.
Born in Village of Shali, Chechnya.
Graduated in St. Petersburg with a degree in law.
Currently resides in St. Petersburg.
Sadulaev considers himself a St. Petersburg native, as his mother lived there while pregnant with him. His fiction works often combine settings and themes from corporate Russia and from Chechnya, where he was actually born.
German Sadulaev left Chechnya in 1989, before the Chechen War, to study law in St.Petersburg. His I Am a Chechen! and The Raid on Shali reflect on life in Chechnya, and The Tablet features an “office plankton” character named Maximus who fancies himself a Khazar. The Raid on Shali and The Tablet were both shortlisted for the Russian Booker in 2010 and 2008 respectively. Sadulaev’s The Wolf’s Leap, published in 2012, is a collection of essays on the political history of Chechnya.