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Kazakhstan

Zaure Batayeva

Zaure Batayeva (born in 1969) is a translator and writer. She holds advanced degrees from Almaty State University (Kazakhstan) and Indiana University (USA). Batayeva is writing her first...

Zira Naurzbayeva

Zira Naurzbayeva (born in 1967) is a writer with special interests in ancient Turkic mythology and modern Kazakh identity. She is the author of a monograph on Tengrism and of more than three...

Aigul Kemelbayeva

Aigul Kemelbayeva (born in 1965) is a graduate of the Maxim Gorky Literature Institute. She is the author of more than two hundred articles of literary criticism, written in Kazakh and collected...

Aigerim Tazhi

Aigerim Tazhi’s debut book of poetry, “БОГ-О-СЛОВ” (“THEO-LOG-IAN”), was published in 2003. She received numerous...

Ilya Odegov

Ilya Odegov is a writer and composer. His first novel, The Sound of the Sunrise, won the Best Modern Kazakhstan Novel prize in 2002.  His prose is published in the largest...
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