September 2009: University of Iowa International Writers Program and New York City
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Natalya Klyuchareva, a poet and prose-writer, was born in 1981 in Perm. She lives and works in Moscow, where she is a journalist with the newspaper First of September and a frequent contributor to the literary journal Novy Mir. She was recognized as a promising young writer in 2002, when she was shortlisted for the Debut Prize for Poetry. In 2006 she published her first book of poems, White Pioneers (ARGO-Risk Press). Her novel, A Train Named Russia (Rossiya: Obshy Vagon), was published in Novy Mir (No. 1, 2006), and was nominated for the National Bestseller Prize. It was subsequently published as an independent volume (Limbus Press, 2007), and has been translated into five languages. Her story, A Year in Paradise, which appeared in Novy Mir (No 11, 2007), received the 2007 Yury Kazakov Prize and the Eureka Prize. Klyuchareva is one of the authors featured in Rasskazy: New Fiction from a New Russia (Tin House Books, 2009).