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LARISSA MILLER

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A major lyrical poet, Miller also writes memorable reminiscences embracing the latter half of the 20th century. She is the author of ten books, including Nameless Day; My Land and Home; Letís Talk about the Paradoxes of Love; Holidays, Holidays; Between the Cloud and the Pit.
Dim and Distant Days (published by Glas) is her book of memoirs looking back over nearly five decades of Soviet history to her hungry but happy childhood in post-war Moscow; her coming of age as a Jewish girl in an anti-Semitic regime; her encounters with the KGB as an English interpreter in the 1960s, and again in the 1980s as the wife of the famous human rights activist Boris Altschuler.
Winner of several poetry prizes she was short-listed for the State Prize in 2000.
She has been published in translation in many countries, including two poetry collections published by Arc Publications in the UK.