Anna Matveeva is the author of numerous books of fiction, including Dyatlov’s Pass, I’ll Die and Be Right Over, and most recently, Nine Ninetieth. A graduate of Ural State University in Russia, she is often referred to as a representative of Ural magic realism. Matveeva’s work has been recognized in Russia and abroad. She has been a recipient of the Lo Stellato prize in Italy and a finalist for the “Big Book,” one of the largest book awards in Russia. A French translation of her novel Dyatlov’s Pass is forthcoming from Presses de la Cite next fall. Matveeva lives in Yekaterinburg, Russia, with her husband and three sons.