Marina Stepnova

Marina Stepnova was born in 1971 in the small town of Efremov, in the Tula region. Marina was raised in Moscow, where she now lives. She graduated from The Gorky Literary Institute and did postgraduate studies at the Institute of World Literature. Stepnova’s translation from Romanian of the play “Nameless Star” by Mikhail Sebastien has been staged by numerous theaters throughout Russia. Marina Stepnova is the author of short stories and the novelTheSurgeon,which won her the nomination for the National Bestseller Prize and broad critical acclaim.
Marina Stepnova works as an editor-in-chief of the men’s magazine XXL. (source: