Winter Palace (Stachniak) - Author Bio

Author Bio
Where—Wroclaw, Poland
Education—University of Wroclaw, Ph.D., McGill
Awards—Canada First Novel Award
Currently—Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Eva Stachniak was born in Wroclaw, Poland. She moved to Canada in 1981 and has worked for Radio Canada International and Sheridan College, where she taught English and humanities.

Her first short story, “Marble Heroes,” was published by The Antigonish Review in 1994, and her debut novel, Necessary Lies, won the in Canada First Novel Award in 2000.

She is also the author of Garden of Venus, which has been translated into seven languages. Her third novel, The Winter Palace: A Novel of Catherine the Great, was published in 2012. She lives in Toronto. (From the publisher.)

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