Margarita Slivniak

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Margarita Slivniak
Toronto, Canada

Born and raised in Leningrad, Margarita graduated from the Leningrad State University’s Department of Philology, majoring in English Lit. Afterward, she lived in Poland, where she graduated from the University of Warsaw, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Department of Hebrew Language & Lit. After that, she lived in Israel, where she defended her dissertation in discourse analysis at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Since 2004, she’s been living in Toronto, where she works as a medical translator. Her poems and short stories have been published in various Russian-language anthologies and magazines, both online and in print. She published a collection of poems, Night Bear Confessions”.

Bookshelf
by Osip Mandelstam

This collection, compiled, translated, and edited by poet and scholar Ian Probstein, provides Anglophone audiences with a powerful selection of Mandelstam’s most beloved and haunting poems.

by Kristina Gorcheva-Newberry

Four teenagers grow inseparable in the last days of the Soviet Union—but not all of them will live to see the new world arrive in this powerful debut novel, loosely based on Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard.

 

by Mark Budman

Every character in these twenty-two interlinked stories is an immigrant from a place real or imaginary. (Magic realism/immigrant fiction.)

by Victor Enyutin

A book of poems in Russian by Victor Enyutin (San Francisco, 1983). Victor  Enyutin is a Russian writer, poet, and sociologist who emigrated to the US from the Soviet Union in 1975.

by Nina Kossman

A collection of poems in Russian. Published by Khudozhestvennaya literatura (Художественная литература). Moscow, 1990.

by Anna Krushelnitskaya

This collection of personal essays by a bi-national Russian/U.S. author offers glimpses into many things Soviet and post-Soviet: the sacred, the profane, the mundane, the little-discussed and the often-overlooked. What was a Soviet school dance like? Did communists go to church? Did communists listen to Donna Summer? If you want to find out, read on!

Videos
Three Questions. A Documentary by Vita Shtivelman
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Poetry Reading in Honor of Brodsky’s 81st Birthday
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