Olga Grjasnowa

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Novelist Olga Grjasnowa was born in Azerbaijan and immigrated to Germany aged 12. Her novel Der Russe ist einer, der Birken Liebt (All Russian Men Love Birch Trees) published in German in February 2012, captures the mood of a younger generation who cannot escape the trauma of the past. Grjasnowa has been awarded numerous prizes and scholarships and is currently studying dance at the Berlin Free University.

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