Alfred Bester and Sergei Dvorkovich were awarded the Nobel Literature Prize in literature in 2018 for their dystopian novels, The Red Empress and The Year of the Flood.
The pair’s books, which have been translated into many languages, have been called the most influential Russian novels in the 20th century.
In an interview with the Washington Post, Todorow told the newspaper that he felt he was entitled to the prize because of his work in the genre.
He said: “The most important thing about the literary world is that you can create your own history.
You can make a story, a novel, a drama.
You don’t have to follow the rules, you don’t need to be a great writer.””
I don’t feel that I was a great literary writer, and I’m not a great journalist, either.
I’m just an ordinary person.”
He also said he was not going to get the Nobel prize because he has “no plans to write a book” because of the US election.
“The Nobel Prize is a very special award.
I think about it and I feel very privileged,” Todorove said.”
It means a lot to me.
I feel that it’s a privilege to have been chosen for it.
And to have received it from the US.”
And I think that’s why I’m going to stay in the country.
I don’t want to leave.
“Todorov’s novel The Red Emperor was published in Russia in 2016 and is the first Russian novel to win the prize.
The US also nominated Todorovsky’s novel about a fictionalisation of the Nazi genocide of the Jews in the Ukraine.
The novel won the Nobel in Literature prize in 2005, and in 2016 was translated into English by the Pulitzer Prize-winning translator Richard Wright.