Svetlana Satchkova


Svetlana Satchkova, writer
photo by Alёna Adamson


Born in the Soviet Union and raised in Moscow, Svetlana Satchkova worked for a number of years in Russian media. Her job took her all over the world: she reported from Cannes, Venice, London, and Buenos Aires, interviewed Hollywood stars, politicians, and criminals, and wrote investigative features. She is the author of three novels in Russian; her latest one, “Люди и птицы” (People and Birds) came out from Eksmo in 2020. She lives in New York City and has completed her MFA in fiction at Brooklyn College, where she was admitted on a Truman Capote fellowship.

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