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Eva Stachniak


Eva Stachniak was born in Wroclaw, Poland. She moved to Canada in 1981 and has worked for Radio Canada International and Sheridan College, where she taught English and humanities. Her first short story, "Marble Heroes," was published by The Antigonish Review in 1994, and her debut novel, NECESSARY LIES, won the Amazon.ca/Books in Canada First Novel Award in 2000. She is also the author of GARDEN OF VENUS, which has been translated into seven languages. Stachniak lives in Toronto, where she is at work on her next novel.

Genres: Historical
   1. The Winter Palace (2012)
   2. Empress of the Night (2014)
   Necessary Lies (2000)
   Dancing with Kings (2005)
     aka Garden of Venus
   The Chosen Maiden (2017)
   The School of Mirrors (2022)
Eva Stachniak recommends
The Sister's Tale (2021)
Beth Powning
"Beautifully crafted, The Sister's Tale transports us to the very heart of Victorian New Brunswick, leaving us richer for what we have seen there: the strength and courage of its women."
Into the Unbounded Night (2020)
Mitchell James Kaplan
"Set in Rome and Judea after the crucifixion of Jesus, Mitchell James Kaplan's finely crafted and intense second novel delves into the minds and hearts of truly captivating characters. An excellent read."
Night of a Thousand Stars (2014)
Deanna Raybourn
"Utterly irresistible."

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