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Gala Uzryutova

Gala Uzryutova is a Russian poet, writer, playwright, and interdisciplinary artist. She was born in 1983 in Ulyanovsk (Russia), graduated from the Ulyanovsk State University.


  1. «Turned around, and there was a forest», poetry (Russian Gulliver PH, Moscow, – 2015).
  2. «Sasha Country», Young Adult (KompasGuide PH, Moscow – 2019). The book was filmed by the Vega Film Company. The world premiere of the film The Land of Sashatook place in 2022 as part of the 72nd Berlin Film Festival (Generation 14+ program)
  3. «The snow I missed», prose (Bookscriptor, Moscow, – 2018).
  4. «All the names are occupied, but one is vacant» (poetry in English, translated by a Canadian poet Stuart Ross and the author). – Proper Tales Press, Canada, 2021.

Winner of the Moscow Contemporary Art Museum Garage Self-Isolation contest (2020); scholar of the Culture on the Move Goethe-Institut Programme (2019), laureate of the Russian-Italian Literary Award Rainbow (Verona, 2019), European Drama Contest Eurodram (2018), Literary Prose Award Bookscriptor 2018, International Drama Contest Badenweiler 2016, Blagov Poetry Award 2016, Russian Gulliver Special Poetic Award 2014.

She worked at writers residences in Ventspils, Ljubljana and Virtual Writers’ Residency in Nanjing and Melbourne. Her texts were translated into German, English, Slovenian, Latvian, Italian, Lithuanian, Chinese, Ukrainian. A Member of the Moscow Writers Union. www.galauzryutova.com