Alexandra Popoff

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Alexandra Popoff is the author of two books of nonfiction, Sophia Tolstoy: A Biography (2010) and The Wives: The Women Behind Russia's Literary Giants (2012). Born and educated in Moscow, she wrote for Russian national newspapers and magazines early in her career. As a 1991 Alfred Friendly Press Fellow, she published articles in The Philadelphia Inquirer and its Sunday magazine. After coming to Canada in 1992, she obtained post-graduate degrees in Russian and English literature. Popoff taught Russian literature and history classes at the University of Saskatchewan before turning to literary biography. She has also contributed to Huffington Post, The Boston Globe, and Publishers Weekly.

Photograph ©The Philadelphia Inquirer

Alexandra Popoff

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Alexandra Popoff is the author of two books of nonfiction, Sophia Tolstoy: A Biography (2010) and The Wives: The Women Behind Russia's Literary Giants (2012). Born and educated in Moscow, she wrote for Russian national newspapers and magazines early in her career. As a 1991 Alfred Friendly Press Fellow, she published articles in The Philadelphia Inquirer and its Sunday magazine. After coming to Canada in 1992, she obtained post-graduate degrees in Russian and English literature. Popoff taught Russian literature and history classes at the University of Saskatchewan before turning to literary biography. She has also contributed to Huffington Post, The Boston Globe, and Publishers Weekly.

Photograph ©The Philadelphia Inquirer

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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. You live and learn.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Paris

Q. What do you regret most?

A. I don’t like to waste my time regretting things.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. My dog waking me up at night.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. To die before completing my next book.

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