Julia Cimafiejeva is a Belarusian poet and translator, and author of three poetry collections in Belarusian Her latest book “ROT” was published a few days before the rigged elections in Minsk in 2020. Her poems were translated into many languages and published as separate books in Poland and Germany. Together with her husband, the writer Alhierd Bacharevič she took part in the peaceful protests in Minsk. She described her experience in a form of a diary. The book came out in Sweden under the title “Dagar i Belarus” (Days in Belarus, Norstedts, 2020) and as “Minsk. Tagebuch” (Minsk. Diary, edition.fotoTAPETA, 2021) in German. Since the end of 2020 together with her husband Alhierd Bacharevič, she has been living in Graz (Austria) with the invitation of the Kulturvermittlung Steiermark.
Position: Poet and Translator