photo credits: English Wikipedia
country of citizenship:
Soviet Union, Russia
educated at: Saint Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation
occupation: translator, science fiction writer, writer
influenced by: Robert E. Howard
Maria Vasilyevna Semyonova (Rus. Мария Васильевна Семёнова, also spelled Semenova; born November 1, 1958 in Leningrad, Soviet Union) is a Russian writer of fantasy and historical fiction and a poet. Most of her books are based on Slavic mythology, as well as on Russian and Norse pagan traditions. She's best known for Wolfhound (Volkodav in Russian) fantasy series, that was adapted into 2007 film Wolfhound of The Grey Hound Clan. Semyonova is also known for her numerous translations of western fantasy books into the Russian language.
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