Bio Poet and novelist Leonid Drozner was born in Kharkov in 1973. He lives in New York since 1994 and works as a designer. He published a book of poems Edison in Paradise.N.Y., 2003, and short stories in literary magazines: “Vavilon”, “Mitin Magazine”.
Prose: Predatelstvo atomov. In ”Mitin Zhurnal”, 1998, n.56.
Poetry. Edison v rayu. New York: Кожа Пресс, 2003
Prose: Чернильный нож: роман . With Igor Satanovsky. N.Y.2006
Bio Boris Dralyuk holds a Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures from UCLA. His poems, translations, essays, and reviews have appeared in a variety of literary and academic journals, including Poetry International, Zeek, Slavic and East European Journal, and Russian History. He is the translator of Leo Tolstoy’s How Much Land Does a Man Need (Calypso Editions, 2010) . He writes in English.
Bio Olga Isaeva was born in Kazakhstan in 1958. She graduated from Moscow Pedagogical Institute “Krupskaya” and was a teacher at a high school. Since 1988 she has lived in New York. She published her works in Russian and émigré journals “New Journal”, “Time and Us”, “Word », «Interpoeziya”, “New Youth” and others. Her book of prose was published in 2000.
Bio Vadim Mesyats was born in 1963 in Tomsk to the family of the Academician G.A.Mesyats. He graduated from Tomsk University and hold a Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics. Since 1993 he lives in the U.S., in New York. He was the coordinator of the Russian-American program at Stephens College (Hoboken). A winner of the first “New Voices in Poetry and Prose” prize (USA).
• Ne prihodi vovremia. (Не приходи вовремя): Стихи. Мoscow.: Изд-во Р.Элинина, 2006.
• Безумный рыбак: Книга стихотворений. Мoscow.: Русский Гулливер; Центр современной литературы, 2008.
• Цыганский хлеб: Стихи. Мoscow.: Водолей, 2009.
• Veter s konfetnoi fabriki. (Ветер с конфетной фабрики). Short novel. Moscow: Былина. 1993.
• Kogda nam stanet veselo i svetlo. (Когда нам станет весело и светло). Short stories.
• Лечение электричеством: Роман. Мoscow.: ТЕРРА, 2002.
• Вок-вок: Рассказы. Мoscow.: Новое литературное обозрение, 2004.
• Правила Марко Поло. Мoscow.: Emergency Exit, 2006.
• Норумбега: Головы предков. Мoscow.: Новое литературное обозрение, 2011.
Bio: Margarita Meklina was born in 1972 in St.Petersburg. She is a bilingual essayist and fiction writer currently residing in San Francisco. In 2003, she was awarded the Andrei Bely prize for her Russian collection of short stories Battle at St. Petersburg. In 2009, she was awarded the Russian Prize, established for Russian writers living abroad for her book My Criminal Connection to Art
• Сражение при Петербурге. Рассказы и эссе. М. : Новое Литературное Обозрение, 2003.
• У любви четыре руки Рассказы, совместно с Лидой Юсуповой М. :Queer, 2008.
• POP3 : Эпистолярный роман. Lulu-Press, 2008.
• А я посреди: Рассказы. Мoscow: АРГО-РИСК; Книжное обозрение, 2011.
• Моя преступная связь с искусством. М.: Русский Гулливер/Центр современной литературы, 2012.
Bio Maya Kucherskaia was born in 1970 in Moscow. A graduate of Moscow State University, she received a Ph.D. from UCLA and is the author of more than 100 articles on literature and culture. She has served several times as a judge on Russia’s most prestigious literary award, the Booker, and her first novel The Rain God received the Student Booker prize. Her Faith & Humor (published in Russia as Sovremenny Paterik) was shortlisted for the 2006 Bunin Prize.
• Faith & Humor: Notes from Muscovy . Translated by Alexei Bayer. Russian Life Books, 2011.
• Пасхальные рассказы. Мoscow.: Izdatel’stvo Chrama Kozmy I Damiana,1998.
• Константин Павлович. (Серия: Жизнь замечательных людей). Мoscow: Molodaya gvardiya , 2005.
• Современный патерик ( Sovremenny Paterik) . Чтение для впавших в уныние. Мoscow: Vremya, 2005.
• Бог дождя. Мoscow: Vremya, 2007.
• Наплевать на дьявола. Мoscow: Astrel’, 2009.
• Тётя Мотя. Мoscow: Astrel’, 2012.
Bio Irina Muravyova was born in 1952 in Moscow.
She translated poetry from English and German to Russian. In 1985 she emigrated to the U.S. Murayova currently lives in Boston where she lectures at Harvard and edits the “Boston Marathon”, a Russian-language literary gazette. She has several books of prose to her credit. Many of her stories have been published in Russia’s best literary journals. Irina Muravyova is one of the finest Russian women authors today.
- The Curly-headed Lieutenant.Hermitage Publishers, 1995.
- The Nomadic Soul . Moscow: Terra Publishers, 1992
- Beatrice’s Reflection (Отражение Беатриче), 2012
- The Love of Frau Kleist (Любовь фрау Клейст), 2008
- Jolly Fellows (Веселые ребята), 2005
Helga Landauer (Helga Olshvang)
Bio Helga Landauer (Olshvang) was born in Moscow, where she graduated from Russian State Institute of Cinematography. She wrote numerous screenplays for feature, animation and documentary films, and worked at Russian National Television. Helga Landauer has lived in the United States since 1996 in New York and California and worked as a writer and a filmmaker. Her films Being Far from Venice (1998), Objects in Mirror are Closer than They Appear (2002), A Journey of Dmitry Shostakovich (2006, co-directed with Oksana Dvornichenko), A Film About Anna Akhmatova (2008), and Diversions (2009) have been screened at many international film festivals and significant American and European venues such as Carnegie Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Louvre Auditorium.
Bio Maria Rybakova was born in 1973 in Moscow. She studied at Moscow University and Humboldt University (Germany). Maria Rybakova earned her Ph.D. in Classics from Yale University and currently is faculty at San Diego University. In 2012, her novel “A Sharp Knife for a Tender Heart” was nominated for the prestigious international Jan Michalski award. Rybakova is currently teaching Classics and Humanities at San Diego State University and working at her fifth novel.
Maxim Shrayer was born in 1967 in Moscow. Together with his parents he immigrated to the US in 1987. Shrayer attended Moscow University, Brown University, Rutgers University and Yale. Since 1996 he has been teaching at Boston College where he is a Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies. Among g his books is autobiographic Waiting for America (2007).
Bezmozgis, David. The Free World. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011. .
Bezmozgis, David. Natasha and Other Stories. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004.
Budman, Mark. My Life at First Try: A Novel. Berkeley: Counterpoint, 2008
Gorokhova, Elena. A Mountain of Crumbs: A Memoir. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 2010.
Grushin, Olga. The Dream Life of Sukhanov. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2005.
Grushin, Olga. The Line. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2010.
Kaminer, Wladimir. Russian Disco: Tales of Everyday Lunacy on the Streets of Berlin. London: Ebury, 2002.
Kaminsky, Ilya. Dancing in Odessa. Dorset, Vt: Tupelo Press, 2004. Print.
Krasikov, Sana. One More Year: Stories. New York: Spiegel & Grau, 2008.
Litman, Ellen. The Last Chicken in America: A Novel in Stories. New York: W.W. Norton, 2007.
Makine, Andreï, and Geoffrey Strachan. Music of a Life: A Novel. New York: Arcade Pub, 2002.
Makine, Andreï, and Geoffrey Strachan. Confessions of a Fallen Standard-Bearer. New York: Arcade Pub, 2000.
Makine, Andreï, and Geoffrey Strachan. Human Love: A Novel. New York: Arcade Pub, 2008.
Makine, Andreï. Le Testament Français: Roman. Paris: Mercure de France, 1995.
Makine, Andreï, and Geoffrey Strachan. Once Upon the River Love. New York: Arcade Pub, 1998.
Makine, Andreï. Requiem for the East. London: Sceptre, 2001.
Makine, Andreï, and Geoffrey Strachan. The Earth and Sky of Jacques Dorme: A Novel. New York: Arcade Publishing, 2005.
Makine, Andreï, and Geoffrey Strachan. Requiem for a Lost Empire. New York: Arcade Pub, 2001.
Makine, Andreï, and Geoffrey Strachan. Dreams of My Russian Summers. New York: Arcade Pub, 1997.
Makine, Andreï. The Life of an Unknown Man. London: Sceptre, 2010.
Makine, Andreï, and Geoffrey Strachan. The Crime of Olga Arbyelina. New York: Arcade Pub, 1999.
Makine, Andreï, and Geoffrey Strachan. The Woman Who Waited: A Novel. New York: Arcade Pub, 2006.
Reyn, Irina. What Happened to Anna K: A Novel. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2008.
Shteyngart, Gary. Absurdistan. New York: Random House, 2006.
Shteyngart, Gary. The Russian Debutante’s Handbook. New York: Riverhead Books, 2002.
Shteyngart, Gary. Super Sad True Love Story: A Novel. New York: Random House, 2010.
Vapnyar, Lara. Broccoli and Other Tales of Food and Love. New York: Pantheon Books, 2008.
Vapnyar, Lara. Memoirs of a Muse. New York: Pantheon Books, 2006.
Vapnyar, Lara. There Are Jews in My House. New York: Pantheon Books, 2003.
Compiled by Bud Woodward