Jan 21, 2015 Russian author Mikhail Bulgakov's classic, The Master and In 2005, millions of Russians tuned in for an adaptation broadcast on Russian. MIKHAIL BULGAKOV. MASTER AND MARGARITA. RICHARD PEVEAR AND LARISSA VOLOKHONSKY. ENGLISH TRANSLATION AND NOTES. CHARLIE. Dec 19, 2005 18 - Sixty-five years after Mikhail Bulgakov's death, his novel "The Master and Margarita" has yet to lose its cultlike ability to capture readers. Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita Mikhail Bulgakov (1891-1940) is one of the most important twentieth-century Russian authors, Belaja gvardiia ( The White Guard), novel 1925; Dni Turbinykh (Days of the Turbins), play, 1926.