Maria Kontak left her native Poland at the age of nine. Her desire to communicate led to the study of languages (English, French, Spanish, Russian, Czech, Ukrainian, and German) and she developed a love of literature and of psychology. Maria holds a doctorate in Russian literature from the University of Michigan and has worked as a journalist, diplomat, and an international business and trade specialist. An author of short stories, she is putting the finishing touches on a novel, The Thirty Third Year.
7 entries by Maria Kontak
What Changes Everything
A kidnapping in Afghanistan weaves together the lives of disparate characters in this novel of loss, family, identity and fate.
Inseparable Turkish Kurd twin sisters are at the heart of this family saga that blends magic, mystery and realism.
There Once Lived a Girl Who Seduced Her Sister’s Husband, and He Hanged Himself: Love Stories
Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, selected and translated by Anna Summers
The author’s newest collection of short stories follows women as they live out dreams and illusions in their pursuit of Cupid.