Female Russian authors and their literary works

Right from their sentences to the emotions they pour into their work is mesmerizing

There is a whole different world charm to Russian literature. Right from their cold setting to the unique culture and lifestyle, depicted effortlessly into words and proses are charming. Emerging from these literary wide-lanes are exceptionally talented female writers with captivating work. There have been in the past, and in fact, over the years, there have emerged many female writes from Russia excelling narrations. Here is taking a look at a few of the best Russian female authors whose work you must read.


Acclaimed modern Russian novelist and short-story writer LudmilaUlitskaya is touted to be a true successor to the tradition of the classic 19th-century Russian novel. In 2014, Ulitskaya was awarded the Austrian State Prize for European Literature for her oeuvre. One of her most popular works is the 2006 Daniel Stein, Interpreter, a novel that deals with the subject of the Holocaust and the need for reconciliation between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Counted one among the most acclaimed Russian writers of modern times, a few of her most loved works are The KukotskyEnigma and The Big Green Tent, among various others.

Dina Rubina

She is a Russian-Israeli prose writer who published her first story at the age of 16. After spending several years on the stage and screen, she moved to write books. One of the most prominent Russian-language Israeli writers, Rubina’s books have been translated into 30 languages. Her majorly on the themes of Jewish and Israeli history, migration, metaphysics, theatre, autobiography, and an interplay between the Israeli and Russian Jewish as well as Hebrew and Russian cultures. A few of her Rubina’s works are Messiah comes! Last wild pig from Pontevedra, The Syndicate, Sun side of the Street, Style of Leonardo, White dove of Cordova, Petrushka’s Syndrome.


A Russian author and screenwriter, GuzelYakhina began her literary career by writing for journals. Yakima’s debut novel Zuleikha is a captivating read as it is entirely based on the experiences of her grandmother, a Tatar. Recounting the experience, the novel is set in the 1930s when as part of the dekulakization program, the Soviets forcefully relocated many Tatars from the European part of Russia to Siberia. Re-telling her grandmother’s story, the novel describes the experiences of Zuleikha, a peasant Tatar woman. GuzelRakhina’s short stories are Butterfly and Rifle. Her novels are Zuleikha opens her eyes and My Children.

A couple of other known names of women in Russian literature are Marina Stepanova, Elena Chizhova, Olga Slavnikova, LudmillaPetrushevskaya, Alisa Ganieva, Anna Starobinets, Mariam Petrosyan, and Tatyana Tolstaya.

Nirtika Pandita

A follower of Master Oogway, living by his words of Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift, which is why it is called the ‘Present’, I am trying to master the art of now. Keeping that in the center I am combining my professional prowess as a writer and nerves of a gastronaut to conquer the Saha world.
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