Polina Zherebtsova

About the Author:

Polina Zherebtzova
Polina Zherebtsova
Oulu, Finland

Polina Zherebtsova (born March 20, 1985, in Grozny, USSR) is a nonfiction writer and poet. She is the author of Chechen Diaries, documentary novels, and short stories, which have been translated into 27 languages. In 2013, Polina received political asylum in Finland. Finalist of the 2012 Sakharov Prize “For Journalism as Action” and several other awards, Polina is engaged in human rights activities. Polina was born into a multi-ethnic family in the Chechen-Ingush ASSR. With the outbreak of the 1994 war in the Chechen Republic, nine-year-old Polina Zherebtsova began keeping a personal diary in which she described the historical events that took place around her. Her Chechen diary from 1994-2004 has come to symbolize the civilians who suffered in the war in Chechnya.

Bookshelf
by Yulia Fridman

A book of poems by Yulia Fridman.

“I have been reading Yulia Fridman’s poems for a long time and have admired them for a long time.” (Vladimir Bogomyakov, poet)

by Nikolai Zabolotsky

A collection of early poems by Zabolotsky, translated into English by Dmitri Manin. “Dmitri Manin’s translations retain the freshness of Zabolotsky’s vision.” – Boris Dralyuk

by Art Beck

A collection of essays and reviews by Art Beck. “These pieces are selected from a steady series of essays and reviews I found myself publishing in the late aughts of the still early century.”

by Alexis Levitin

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.

by Aleksandr Kabanov

A book of wartime poems by Alexandr Kabanov, one of Ukraine’s major poets, fighting for the independence of his country by means of words and rhymes.

by Mark Budman

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

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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