Darya Dontsova

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Darya Dontsova
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Darya Dontsova during her autograph session in Moscow, 2011.
Born Agrippina Arkadyevna Vasilyeva
(1952-06-07) June 7, 1952 (age 63)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, USSR
Pen name Darya Dontsova
Occupation Writer, journalist, screenwriter
Nationality Russian
Genre Detective fiction

Agrippina Arkadyevna Dontsova (née Vasilyeva) (Russian: Агриппи́на Арка́дьевна Донцо́ва (Васи́льева); born 7 June 1952 in Moscow), primarily known as Darya Dontsova (Russian: Дарья Донцова) is a Russian writer of detective novels.[1] She produced several dozen (approximately 150) such commercially successful books and also cook books and three autobiographies. She is a member of the Union of Russian Writers.

Dontsova was born on June 7, 1952 in Moscow. Graduated the MSU Faculty of Journalism, speaks German and French. Has two children.

Dontsova is a very popular writer especially among Russian women, being voted in the top 100 of Russia's elite in polls commissioned by Kommersant in 2003 and 2007.[2][3] She has won numerous literary prizes and nominations ("The Writer of the Year" award at 2001, 2002, 2003, "Bestseller of the Year" at 2002, 2003).


  1. ^ "Russians return to serious literature". Russia Now, distributed with The Daily Telegraph (Rossiyskaya Gazeta). April 6, 2011. Retrieved July 11, 2011. 
  2. ^ "VIP Parade 2003". Kommersant. March 11, 2004. Retrieved July 11, 2011. 
  3. ^ "VIP-parade 2007". Kommersant. December 28, 2007. Retrieved July 11, 2011. 

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