Marina Stepnova

Marina Stepnova is a Russian novelist, screenplay writer and journalist. Her first novel Chiroerg (The Surgeon, 2005) was received with great critical acclaim and nominated for the Russian National Bestseller Prize. In 2012, her novel The Women of Lazarus won third prize in Russia’s prestigious National Big Book Prize and was finalist for both the National Bestseller Award, the Russian Booker Award and the Yasnaya Polyana Award. Marina Stepnova lives in Moscow. Photo: © Olga Mitiguz