Born in Leningrad, USSR, Ludmila Shtern received a PhD in geology and
worked as a field geologist, project leader, and a University research scientist.
Emigrated from the USSR to USA in 1976.
Currently, Ludmila Shtern is a Resident Scholar at the Women Studies Program at Brandeis University. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts, and often reads her stories for different audiencies.
Ludmila Shtern published a large number of stories in American Russian-language periodicals. Her stories appeared in English in Conde Nast Traveler, Stories, Pequod, the Boston Globe Magazine, Connecticut Review.
She published four books in Russian and one book in English. Her work is translated in Italian, Dutch, and Hungarian.
Ludmila Shtern's last book in Russian, "Osya, Yosif, Joseph" - about Nobel
prize winner Joseph Brodsky and his generation - was published
by Nezavisimaya Gaseta in Moscow and was an instant success. It is now in
the second printing.
If you want to know what reviewers say about the book (in Russian) please follow this link.
If you want to buy this book, please follow this link.
Ludmila Shtern's first book in English, "Leaving Leningrad" - about her
adventures in Russia and in America - was published by the New England
University press and was very well received.
If you want to know what reviewers say about the book or read a chapter (in English) please follow this link.
If you want to read in English about Ludmila Shtern's prose in Russian, please click here to see a review published in the Slavic and East European Journal.