Starobinets was born in Moscow in She has two children, and a poodle. She has said that her favourite book is Neil Gaiman 's American Gods. Starobinets' first published work, the short story collection An Awkward Age , was a finalist in the Russian National Bestseller Prize. It comprises "chilling short stories set in the streets of Moscow and various creepy parallel worlds", and has been translated into seven languages. Catlantis was her first children's book to be translated into English, and was listed in The Telegraph 's "Best Christmas books for children"  and described by The Guardian as "a madcap and highly original adventure".
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The First Squad. The Moment of Truth ties in with a feature-length anime film set during World War 2. Starobinets has also written books for children, including a series of "beastly crimes" chapter books featuring animals.
Her Look at Him is nonfiction — combining memoir, medical history, and journalism — that discusses her experience terminating a pregnancy after learning that her unborn son has polycistic kidney disease. On Writing: Starobinets says she wrote An Awkward Age in several months, mostly at night, when she was working as a journalist and had a new-born child; she received offers from six publishers and chose the best.
She has noted her respect for other predecessors and contemporaries, including Mikhail Bulgakov, E. How could we learn about other cultures and civilizations without reading their literature?
And how could we do that without translation, the most vital and underappreciated art? Read more By presenting works of prose and poetry within networks of images, videos, audio files, historical documents, and scholarly commentary, our website offers the English-speaking audience a dynamic interactive space for exploring Russia's rich literary culture. Read more about Read Russia Online. Anna Starobinets. The Translation Institute has been established to to promote Russian literature; to support translators and publishers of Russian literature to foreign audiences; and to enhance cultural relations between Russia and other countries.
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