Seifullina, Lydia (1889–1954)

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Seifullina, Lydia (1889–1954)

Russian short-story writer. Name variations: Lydia, Lidia, or Lidiia Nikolaevna Seifúllina/ Lidiia Nikolaevna Seifulina. Born 1889 in western Siberia, Russia; died 1954.

Worked as teacher before the Russian Revolution; began writing after the Civil War (1920); was founding editor and contributor to Siberian Fires; established salon for writers in Moscow (1920s); stories include "Four Chapters: A Novella in Excerpts," "The Old Woman," and "Lawbreakers."