MARINA AND SERGEY DYACHENKO are Ukranian co-authors of over seventy fantasy novels, short fiction, plays and scripts. The recipient of eight literary prizes and much critical acclaim in Russia, Vita Nostra has been translated into several languages. The Dyachenkos hail from Kiev and currently reside in California. Vita Nostra is their first novel published by HarperVoyager. JULIA MEITOV HERSEY was born in Moscow before moving to the United States in 1990 at the age of 19. Currently, she is at work on translation of other Russian to English projects. Julia originally began her translation of Vita Nostra because she wanted her non-Russian-speaking family to share her love for this striking novel.
'A dazzling display of Russian magical realism' Daily Mail 'I first encountered VITA NOSTRA in 2009, and then, as now, I was stunned by what I read - not just by the story, which was a revelation to me in itself, but also by the vividness and fluency and power of Hersey's translation. VITA NOSTRA has become a powerful influence on my own writing. It's a book that has the potential to become a modern classic of its genre, and I couldn't be more excited to see it get the global audience in English it so richly deserves' Lev Grossman, New York Times bestselling author of THE MAGICIANS