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Liana Alaverdova was born in Baku, Azerbaijan. She graduated from the Azerbaijan University, with a major in History, and worked at the Institute of Philosophy & Law of the Azerbaijan Academy of Sciences. Her poems, translations from English & Azerbaijani languages into Russian, essays, and articles were published in Azerbaijan, Russia and the United States, where she immigrated to with her family in 1993. Liana’s works were published in Russian and English in Literaturnyi Azerbaijan, Znamia, Social’naia Psikhologia I Obshestvo, Soiuz, Vestnik, Word, The New Review, Medicinal Purposes Review, The Deronda Review, Witness almanac, SlavFile, and other places. In 1991 she got the Korchak award in Azerbaijan for her cycle of poems about Yanosh Korchak, the outstanding teacher and humanist, who was killed in Poland during World War II. In 1997, she published a book of poetry Rifmy [Rhymes], which was presented on Russian TV and Radio, and in 2004 she published her second book of poetry, Emigrantskaya Tetrad’ [Immigrant’s Notebook]: Alexandria, NY. In 2007, the MIR Collection published a bilingual book of poems by Liana Alaverdova, which were translated by Lydia Razran Stone: “From Baku to Brooklyn.” In 2010, Liana’s poems received the Mariner’s Award from the American magazine Bewildering Stories. Liana is the author of 2 plays: Idiot in America, and Vsye Smeshsalos’ v Dome. In 1996 she received her Master in Library Science degree from Queens College. She lives in Brooklyn with her family and works at the Brooklyn Public Library.