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Marina Osipova

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Marina Osipova was born in East Germany into a military family and grew up in Russia where she graduated from the Moscow State Institute of History and Archives. She also has a diploma as a German language translator from the Moscow State Institute of Foreign Languages. In Russia, she worked first in a scientific-technical institute as a translator then in a Government Ministry in the office of international relations, later for some Austrian firms. For seventeen years, she lived in the United States where she worked in a law firm. Eventually, she found her home in Austria.
She is an award-winning author and a member of the Historical Novel Society.

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Marina Osipova I have had writer's block while I have written my first book (I decided not to publish it). It was devastating. Now, if I don't feel the excitement bu…moreI have had writer's block while I have written my first book (I decided not to publish it). It was devastating. Now, if I don't feel the excitement building in me to put more words/sentences on the page, I just let it go. Til the time when the inspiration comes. In my case, it happens very soon.(less)
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“A lark began to sing in the tree above her. Dortchen opened her eyes and looked up. It was such a small, plain, grey thing, yet its song was so full of joy. She could see its breast swell, its thin throat tremble. It lifted its wings, as if seeking to draw more air into its lungs. Song-notes were flung into the air, like golden coins thrown by a generous hand. All the lark's strength was poured into its music, all its joy.
Dortchen took a deep breath, so deep that she felt her lungs expand and the muscles of her chest crack. She wanted to live like the lark did, filled with rapture. She stood up, looking up at the bird through the sunlit leaves. It flung its wings wide and soared away into the sky. She wanted to fly with it.”
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