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Svetlana Lavochkina has 8 articles published.

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Svetlana Lavochkina is a Ukrainian-born novelist, poet and poetry translator, now residing in Germany. In 2013, her novella Dam Duchess was chosen runner-up in the Paris Literary Prize. Her debut novel, Zap, was shortlisted for Tibor & Jones Pageturner Prize 2015. Svetlana’s work has been widely published in the US and Europe. It appeared in AGNI, New Humanist, POEM, Witness, Straylight, Circumference, Superstition Review, Sixfold, Drunken Boat and elsewhere.

Book Fair: around the world in four days

in Literature/What's on
Spring time, Book Fair Time, when the city becomes the literary globe in miniature. No planes, no ships needed – the world cruise can be undertaken in four days, on foot, by bike, by tram.
Spring time, Book Fair Time, when the city becomes the literary globe in miniature. No planes, no ships needed – the world cruise can be undertaken in four days, on foot, by bike, by tram.

“Returning cranes traverse the bleak skies with molecules of south rainbow on their wings – and new stories of their travels.” Novelist Svetlana Lavockina shares her itinerary for the Leipziger Buchmesse.

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Rubies the Size of Peas

in Glocal/Literature
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The theme of this column is narrating a transnational or cross-cultural experience that has indelibly shaped one’s life. For our author today, Leipzig-based Ukrainian writer Svetlana Lavochkina, such an experience has been learning English, and the mark left by the fascinating, rambunctious character from back home who instilled that love for the language in her, a love she has carried with her to Germany and nurtured throughout her life so far. Sometimes things come full circle in the most unexpected ways…

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