Элтанг, Лена

Lena Eltang was born in 1964 in Leningrad. A journalist and a translator, she has also become known as a poet after the publication of two collections of poems in 2003 and 2004, and as a short-prose writer when her works were included in the anthologies “Five Names” published by Max Frei. Lena’s first novel BLACKBERRY SHOOT stirred up the Russian literary scene. Her second novel, THE STONE MAPLES won Eltang the New Liteture Award "NOS".

Lena lived in Paris and Copenhagen. She now lives in Vilnius, Lithuania.