Olga Dunaevskaya


“In August I visited a village of Russian old believers who live in Alaska. At  Listhús Residency I was working on my article about the trip.  I was also editing other writings about my husband, famous Russian writer Vladimir Sharov . I am very thankful for the opportunity to work in Iceland.”



Olga Dunaevskaya is a writer, a chief editor, a linguistic and a professor from Moscow, Russia, who stayed at Listhús during September.

She has been working on several articles at the residency, exploring the village and learning about Iceland. She received a Ph.D. , at Moscow State University, Faculty of Journalism, Major in Russian Language, 1979 and A MA from Moscow State University, Faculty of Journalism, Department of Modern Russian Styles, 1975.

Olga’s Doctoral Dissertation was about: “Some Specific Features of Syntax of Public Speech“, 1979

Olga has also published several books and articles, participated in numerous conferences, and public lectures. She has taught Russian language both in Moscow and in the US. Since September 2015 to present time she has been a Chief Editor in ArsisBooks Publishing House (Moscow, Russia).

Olga has also been a Visiting Scholar, and Professor of Russian Language at Washington and Lee University, Lexington VA , an Associate Professor in Moscow State University, Faculty of Journalism, Modern Russian Language Department.

She is the author of books for children and teenagers, and of 260 publications on language, literature and culture.

She is a member of the Union of Journalists of Moscow and Russia, member of the International Union of Journalists, member of the Russian PEN Center.

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