Marina Palei was born in St. Petersburg, graduated from Northwestern Medical University named after I.I. Mechnikov, and subsequently worked as a doctor. Later, she also graduated from Literary Institute, with honors. Marina Palei authored fourteen books of prose and five books of poetry in Russian. She writes in a variety of literary genres. Her work has been translated into many languages. Since 1995, she has lived in the Netherlands. The story published here is an example of her own genre, “a cinema story”.
In this collection of 34 short stories, author Alexis Levitin, travel set in hand, takes the reader on a journey across several continents – and even into space – exploring the joys of chess and its effect on the lives of those who play.
In this collection, Andrey Kneller has woven together his own poems with his translations of one of the most recognized and celebrated contemporary Russian poets, Vera Pavlova.