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Born in Volgograd in 1985, they grew up in Moscow and in 1995 emigrated to Germany with their family. Sasha studied literature, theatre and media at the University of Hildesheim and creative writing for the stage at the Berlin University of the Arts, and is now an award-winning playwright, essayist and curator. Sasha is the co-founder of the culture magazine freitext and was artistic director of STUDIO? (Best Experimental Stage of the Year, 2014). Their work has been translated, performed and awarded in over 20 countries.

FEATURED BOOK:  Glorious People. Tr. Imogen Taylor, Pushkin Press, 2024. A vivid depiction of how the collapse of the Soviet Union reverberated through the lives of ordinary people. Engrossing, unforgettable characters, a captivating love letter to mothers and daughters.

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