Natalia Klyuchareva is a poet, prose writer, and journalist. She was born in Perm, Russia, in 1981. She was shortlisted for the 2002 Debut Prize for Poetry and her first book of poems, White Pioneers (ARGO-Risk Press), was published in 2006. Her novel A Train Named Russia was nominated for the National Bestseller Prize, and subsequently translated into five languages. Her story “A Year in Paradise,” which appeared in Novy Mir (No 11, 2007), received the 2007 Yury Kazakov Prize and the Eureka Prize.