Julia Idlis was born in 1981 in Kaliningrad (former Koenigsberg). When she was young her family moved to Moscow, where she now lives. She received a B.A. in philology from Moscow State University. She has stayed at MSU to work on her Ph.D. Her candidate thesis deals with screenplay adaptations of literary works by Harold Pinter. She is also a journalist working for polit.ru, with a range of publications on topics such as literature, film, and fashion. She has published two collections of poems: Fairy tales for… (St. Petersburg: A.B.K., 2003) and Air, Water (Moscow: ARGO-RISK, 2005); her third collection is due out at the end of 2006.
Peter Golub’s translation of Julia Idlis’ “(“someone walks on the parquet”)” appears in Caketrain Issue 04.
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