Chekhov in Sakhalin

Anton Chekhov is widely regarded as one of the greatest playwrights and short story writers of the 19th century. Less well known is the Russian writer's work in non-fiction, and in particular his investigate journalism. In 1890 he undertook an assignment that would take him to the very edge of emotional and physical extremes, and resulted in Sakhalin Island, a series of nine intricate and heavily detailed articles on life inside a Siberian Prison. Discover more about Chekhov’s beautiful non-fiction in this The New Yorker article.