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Maryja Martysevič

Was born in 1982 in Minsk.

She is a Belarusian poet, writer and literary translator from Czech, English, Polish and Ukrainian. She works on various cultural projects, acts as a literary event organizator. Since 2017 she runs "Amerykanka" independent book series. Since 2019 she is the 3rd vice-president of Belarusian PEN-Centre.

She published four books: "Cmoki liatuć na nierast: ese ŭ vieršach i prozie" ("Dragons Fly to Spawn: Essays in Poetry & Prose") in 2008, "Ambasada: vieršy svaje i čužyja" ("The Embassy: Poetry Own and Borrowed") in 2011, "Sarmatyja" ("Sarmatia") in 2018 and "Jak pazbycca Mamatuta" ("How to Kill off Momishere") in 2020.

In 2019 she got two literary awards for her book "Sarmatyja".

She lives in Minsk.
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