Julia Cimafiejeva

Julia Cimafiejeva is an author of three poetry collections The Book of Mistakes (Кніга памылак) (2014), Circus (2016) and ROT (2020). She is one of the founders and editors of the Internet magazine of translated literature “PrajdziSvet” ( She translates mostly from English and Norwegian. Her own works and translations have been published in different Belarusian and foreign magazines and newspapers. Her Polish book Cyrk i inne wiersze, translated by Bohdan Zadura, was published in Lublin in 2018 and her German book Zirkus (translated by Thomas Weiler and Tina Wünschmann) was published in Berlin in 2019.
She is the winner of the contest for young authors “Exlibris”, organised by the Union of Belarusian Writers; her collection The Book of Mistakes was shortlisted for the Debut Literary Prize (Belarus). In 2018, together with two other translators, she received the Debut Literary Prize for her translation of poetry by Charles Bukowski.
She lives in Minsk.

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