ANASTASIYA GOSTEVAProgram Bio
April 2006: University of Mississippi Oxford and The PEN American Center, New York
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Anastasiya Gosteva works in Moscow as a journalist, translator, and writer of poetry and prose. Born in 1975, Gosteva belongs to the first generation to come of age in post-Soviet Russia and to travel freely beyond it. Her book, Samurai's Daughter (Doch' samuraya) won the Znamya prize for Best Debut Novel of 1997. Her latest novel, The Den of the Enlightened (Priton prosvetlennikh), published in 2005, looks at modern-day love affairs conducted over the Internet. Her story “Closed America” was included in the “Nine of Russia’s Foremost Women Writers” issue of Glas Magazine for New Russian Writing (published in English). In 1998, she was selected to participate in the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. Her work has been translated into both English and German.