Marie
Iljašenko

Marie Iljašenko was born in 1983 in Kiev, Ukraine, into a family of Czech-Polish descent. Her family moved to Czechoslovakia in 1992. She graduated with a degree in Comparative Literature and Russian Studies from Charles University in Prague. Her first collection of poems Osip míří na jih (Osip is Heading to the South) was published in 2015 and nominated for the Magnesia Litera Prize in the category Discovery of the Year.

Photograph © Dirk Skiba

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