Vera Pavlova was born in Moscow (Russia). She is a graduate of the Gnessin Academy where she specialized in history of music. Since 1997, she has published twenty four collections of poetry in her native Russian and authored five opera librettos, along with lyrics to three cantatas. Pavlova’s works have been translated into twenty seven languages.
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.