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 Anna  Starobinets

Born:   October 25, 1978

Writer and journalist


Anna Starobinets is one of the few Russian-speaking writers working in the genre of horror fiction. 

Awkward Age, Shelter 3/9, Sharp Cold Snap, the First Group, and The Living One — in five years Anna Starobinets turned from a promising debutant with non-standard imagination into a Big Writer who has admirers in Russia and abroad and is translated into foreign languages. 
All of her books have one typical feature: there are more plot turns and twists than an average reader is able to process. Though she has her own special laconic, soft and mesmerizing style, critics already call her Russian Steven King, Russian Neil Gaiman, and Russian George Orwell.   
Anna Starobinets was born in Moscow on October 25, 1978. She studied in the Oriental Studies Lyceum and then graduated from the Philology Faculty of the Moscow State University. As a student Anna took up various activities: from being a translator, synchronic interpreter and a private English tutor to working as a billposter and even a waitress. Upon graduation from the MSU she settled in the News Time newspaper. Since then the writer has been engaged in journalistic activity. In different periods Anna Starobinets worked as a journalist and the editor of culture department in the following, Arguments and Facts, Expert, and Gudok. 
Presently she works in the Russian Reporter magazine and writes scripts for cinema and television. Anna Starobinets co-authored with Vadim Sokolovsky the scenario for the Russian fantasy film The Book of Masters (2009). 
She is married to the writer Aleksander Garros and is bringing up their daughter.

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