Tolstaya, Tatyana (1951–)

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Tolstaya, Tatyana (1951–)

Russian short-story writer. Name variations: Tania or Tatiana Mikhailovna Tolstaia. Born Tatyana Mikhailovna Tolstaya, 1951, in St. Petersburg, Russia; dau. of Nikita Tolstoy (physicist) and Ina Lozinskaya (dau. of Mikhail Lozinsky, noted translator); granddau. of Natalia Krandievskaya (writer) and A. N. Tolstoy (writer); great-granddau. of Anastasiia Krandievskaya (writer); sister of Mikhail Tolstoy (legislator) and Natalya Tolstaya (philologist and expert on German literature); graduate of Department of Philology, Leningrad University; married.

Worked at the Nauka Publishing House in the Oriental Literature Department for 8 years; gained fame in Russia with her 1st story (1983); with husband, moved to US to teach creative writing and Russian literature (1988); stories appeared in a collected translation, On the Golden Porch (1989); published 1st novel Kys (2000), followed by the story collection Izyum; with Dunya Smirnova, became a tv co-host in Russia (2002); also wrote The Slynx and Pushkin's Children.

See also Women in World History.

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