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Daphne Kalotay
Daphne Kalotay is the author of the critically acclaimed collection Calamity and Other Stories, which was shortlisted for the 2005 Story Prize; the award-winning novel Russian Winter, translated into twenty foreign languages; and the novel Sight Reading, winner of the 2014 New England Society... show more

Daphne Kalotay is the author of the critically acclaimed collection Calamity and Other Stories, which was shortlisted for the 2005 Story Prize; the award-winning novel Russian Winter, translated into twenty foreign languages; and the novel Sight Reading, winner of the 2014 New England Society Book Award in Fiction. She received her M.A. from Boston University's Creative Writing Program, where her stories won the Florence Engel Randall Fiction Prize and a Transatlantic Review Award from the Henfield Foundation, before earning her Ph.D. in Modern and Contemporary Literature. Daphne has received fellowships from the Christopher Isherwood Foundation, Yaddo, and MacDowell and has taught literature and creative writing at Middlebury College, Boston University, Skidmore College, Harvard University and Grub Street. She lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.
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cczarneckikernus
cczarneckikernus rated it 6 years ago
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Wanda's Book Reviews rated it 6 years ago
My book club's selection for December. I would recommend it for those who are really into ballet, as an aging Russian ballerina is one of the main characters. Or for those who are really interested in life in the Soviet Union during Stalin's tenure. The portrayal of life at that time felt really...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it 9 years ago
An aging ballerina, Nina Revskaya, has a secret past. The secrets haunt her in her vintage. Born in Russia, but now living in the United States, she endures the ravages of time on her crippled body and runs from her painful memories, deciding to sell part of her jewelry collection; some of the piece...
M.W. Gerard
M.W. Gerard rated it 9 years ago
This historical fiction is the debut novel by an award-winning short story writer. Her true strength lies in creating vignettes; small snowglobe-like places that her characters inhabit. The tale switches between present day and 1950s Soviet Russia, following the memories of a prima ballerina of th...
misfitandmom
misfitandmom rated it 10 years ago
http://misfitandmom.wordpress.com/2010/09/12/russian-winter-by-daphne-kalotay/
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