Marie Iljašenko/Czech Republic, 1983
Marie Iljašenko (1983, Czech Republic) was born in Kiev, Ukraine. Her collection of poems Osip míří na jih (“Osip is Heading to the South”) was published in 2015 and was nominated for the Magnesia Litera Prise in the Discovery of the Year category. She has also been nominated for the Dresdener Literature Prize in 2015 and Václav Burian Prize in 2016. Her second collection of poems Sv. Outdoor (“St. Outdoor”) was published in 2019. Her poems were featured in several foreign anthologies, and her poetry was set to music by the French composer Philippe Manoury. Occasionally she writes short stories, essays, and columns. She is active as a translator and works as an editor in the publishing house.