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Author Information: Nina Berberova



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Nina Nikolaevna Berberova. 1901-1993

Nina Berberova's life spanned the entire 20th century from her birth in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1901 to her death in Philadelphia in 1993. She left Russia in 1922, living in various places before finally settling in 1925 in Paris, where she wrote prolifically for the émigré press. She came to the United States in 1951. Her work was first introduced to non-Russian readers in French translation and she was named a Chevalier of the French Order of Arts and Letters. Among her works are The Ladies from St. Petersburg, The Book of Happiness, and Cape of Storms.


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