Olga Stanislavovna MUKHINA

  • Europe
  • Eastern Europe
  • Russia

Olga Stanislavovna MUKHINA (born 1970, Moscow) has written five plays which have been produced in Russia and elsewhere, and have been translated into English, French, German, Cezch, Bulgarian, Slovenian, Croatian and Korean. Her play Tanya-Tanya is currently running at five different venues in Eastern Europe, including Fomenko's Workshop in Moscow, the Satire Theater in St. Petersburg, and Prague's On Zabrodle. The play received the First Drama Debut Award in the Moscow Debuts Festival, and Ms. Mukhina was proclaimed best playwright by the newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda. Her play Yu was produced in Moscow and Tatarstan, and won an award from the magazine Playwright. Her plays have been published in magazines such as Playwright and Contemporary Drama. She currently works as a program editor for the TV channel TNT. Her participation in the IWP is supported by the United States Information Agency.

Happening Now

  • To mark PEN International’s centennial, Words Without Borders has published a sampler of works by writers committed to freedom of expression. Algerian novelist and scholar Med MAGANI is among them.

  • A fall harvest of book reviews coming in: of The Others by Sarah BLAU (translated from the Hebrew by Daniella Zamir); of LO Yi-Chin’s Farewell, translated from the Chinese by Jeremy TIANG; of Véronique TADJO’s In the Company of Men

  • A fascinating interview with IWP’s Senior Advisor, professor Peter Nazareth, retired from UI’s English Department in spring 2021, after nearly five decades of teaching.

  • Word reaches us that poet HU Xudong  胡续冬, who also taught comparative and world literatures at Peking University (Beida), specializing in Latin American literatures, passed away unexpectedly. RIP, Hu Xudong…

  • We note with sadness the passing of Hiroshi SAKAGAMI 坂上 弘, whose long novelistic career garnered him major literary and cultural honors. A former president of the Japan Writers’ Association, he was until his retirement also the director of Keio University Press.

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