Альгерд Бахаревіч | Білорусь
Born in Minsk in 1975. He published a number of novels, and also some collections of short stories and essays (The Magpie on the Gallows; Shabany. The Story of One Disappearance; Alindarka’s Kids; The White Fly, a Men’s Killer). He was a columnist for Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty and budzma.org. Bacharevic translated some works by Grimm Brothers, Wilhelm Hauff, H.H. Ewers, Kathrin Schmidt, Jan Wagner and others writers from German.
The novel The Magpie on the Gallows was published in German translation by Leipziger Literaturverlag in 2010. In 2009 a short story collection Talent do jakania sie appeared in Polish translation. The novel Alindarka’s Kids will be published in French in 2017. The short stories and essays by Alhierd Bacharevič have been translated into German, Polish, Czech, Ukranian, French, Russian, Lithuanian and other languages. His novel Shabany. The story of one disappearance was staged by a Belarusian National theatre. The short story The Gift of Stuttering was included in the anthology Best European Fiction 2016. Bacharevic was a participant of the European Writers' Conference in Berlin (2014), as a Belarusian author he took part in Frankfurt, Leipzig, Warsaw and Lviv Book Fairs. He also attended literary festivals in the Ukraine, Germany, Poland, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Lithuania.
Alhierd Bacharevic was awarded with the "Hliniany Viales" literary prize, literary prize "Zalataja Litara". His latest novel Alindarka's Kids was awarded with “The Book of the Year 2015” in Belarus. He was twice a second winner of Jerzy Giedroyc-Prize. In 2014 he was awarded with the Best Translation Prize of the year by the Internet magazine "PrajdziSviet" (Belarus) for his translations of German literature into Belarusian. In 2006 he got the scholarship from the International House of Authors in Graz (IHAG), in 2013 – a scholarship of Baltic Centre for Writers and Translators in Visby (Sweden). Alhierd Bacharevic lived as a writer and a scholarship holder of the German PEN Center and the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Germany. In 2016 he was a writer-in-residence at Centre International de Recollettes (Paris). In 2007-2013 he lived in Hamburg. From 2013 he has lived in Minsk.