Alexandra Marinina


Alexandra Marinina (Writer)

Alexandra Marinina was born on June 16, 1957. She is known as the best-selling Russian writer of detective stories. In 1979, Alexandra graduated from the Moscow State University Law School. Later, she worked at the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD). She studied the personality of criminals with different types of anomalies. In 1991, Marinina earned her Ph.D., and started her writing career. She started from writing articles mostly for Militsiya magazine which lead to publishing her own bestsellers.

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Marinina’s writing portfolio consists of over 30 novels, translated into over 20 languages, and published in over 17 million copies. In fact, “Confluence of Circumstances” is available in English. Most of her novels have the main protagonist, Anastasia (Nastya) Kamenskaya. In 1995, Marinina received the prize of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the best books about the work of the Russian police: “Death for the Sake of Death” and “Away Game.” In 1998, Moscow International Book Fair, Marinina was rewarded as The Writer of the Year. Her award was based on the sales of the books in 1997. In 1998, she received an award from Ogonyok magazine for the “Success of the Year.”

Other interesting facts:

Her real name is Marina Anatolyevna Alekseyeva. In 1998, Marinina was honored the rank of the lieutenant colonel of the Russian police. The television series “Kamenskaya” were based on eight of Marinina's novels where were broadcasted on the National Russian TV, as well as other European countries.