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Dorota Masłowska was born in 1982 in Poland and wrote her debut novel Snow White and Russian Red at the age of 18 – a “powerful novel about her generation, lost between drugs and the throes of consumerism – a ‘Catcher In The Rye’ from the Polish countryside” (Frankfurter Allegemeine Zeitung). For the novel she received the renowned Polityka Prize as well as the Nike Prize. The novel was translated into the most important European languages. In 2005 her second book followed, “Paw królowej” (The Queen's Peacock), which was published a year later under the title Die Reiherkönigin in the translation of Olaf Kuhl for Kiepenheuer & Witsch publishers. In 2006 Maslowska published her first play “Dwoje biednych Rumunów mówiących po polsku” (English: A Couple of Poor, Polish-Speaking Romanians). Her most recent play “Między nami dobrze jest” (English: We get on well with each other) was a commissioned work for the Variety Theatre Warsaw and the Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, and was performed for the first time in 2009 at the International Authors Festival of Identity and History in Berlin.