Yana Dybinyanskaya

Yana Dybinyanskaya

Russian and Ukrainian writer, novelist
Date of Birth: 21.08.1975
Country: Ukraine

Biography of Yana Dubinyanskaya

Yana Dubinyanskaya is a Russian and Ukrainian writer and novelist. She began writing at the age of 13 and showed exceptional talent from a young age. Born into a family of students at Simferopol State University, her childhood and early teenage years were spent in Simferopol. However, she would spend every summer by the sea, which would later be reflected in many of her works.

Yana Dybinyanskaya

From 1990 to 1994, Dubinyanskaya studied at the Crimean Art School named after Samokish. After completing her studies, she worked in her field for two years, working as an artist in the theatre and running an art studio. During the resort season, she would also draw portraits on the waterfront. She held four solo exhibitions, showcasing her artistic talent.

In 1996, Dubinyanskaya started working for the marginal newspaper "Krymska Svitlytsya" and in the same year, she enrolled in the journalism faculty at Ivan Franko Lviv State University. However, she later transferred to the Kyiv Institute of Journalism and graduated with honors in 2001. After moving to Kyiv, she actively published in periodicals in both Russian and Ukrainian languages.

In 1999, she became a laureate of the literary contest held by the publishing house "Smoloskyp," which led to the publication of her debut collection of stories and tales titled "Three Days in Sirenopoli." In 2000, she got married, gave birth to her son Alexey, and finished her first novel, "Staircase Square." In 2001, she started working for the newspaper "Zerkalo Nedeli" and completed her second novel, "The Final of the New Year's Play." Her third novel was titled "Beyond the Horizon of Sleep."

Dubinyanskaya's works are characterized by conciseness, dynamism, intense plots, unexpected and paradoxical endings, and vivid characters. She often incorporates foreign names of characters and place names to create an atmosphere of exoticism and conventionality. The fantastical elements in her works serve to advance the plot and give a fairy tale or mystical tone, although sometimes they are absent.