Sviatlana Kurs

Belarusian writer. Her novel What Is It You Seek, Wolf? – published under the pseudonym Jeva Viežnaviec – received international recognition after its appearance in German translation (Residenz Verlag). In 2021 she became the first woman to be awarded the prestigious Jerzy Giedroyć Prize for Belarusian Literature.


Cover for: On the dark side of history

Three years after the mass anti-regime protests in Belarus, the pro-Russian state continues to brutally repress all expressions of national identity. But people have not forgotten their experiences in 2020 and believe that Belarus’s long history of foreign rule is nearing its end.