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In memory of Taisa Supranovich (Gurko)

In memory of Taisa Supranovich (Gurko)
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Taisa Supranovich (Gurko), a talented writer and former employee of the National Library of Belarus, died prematurely at the age of 65.

Taisa Iosifovna was born in 1956 in the village of Chereshlya, Novogrudok district, Grodno region in a teacher's family. After graduating from the Minsk Institute of Culture for 25 years she was the head of the children's library in Novogrudok. In 2005 she moved to Minsk, worked at the Ministry of Education, Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts. From 2012 to 2018 she was the leading bibliographer of the research department of bibliography of the National Library of Belarus.

Taisa Supranovich began to engage in literary work at a fairly mature age, but her works, written in the colorful Belarusian language, were highly appreciated by readers and critics from the very beginning. In the center of the author's plot lines are situations taken from reality, the vicissitudes of fate, the relationship between a man and a woman, happy and unhappy marriages and much more that make up the everyday life of an ordinary person, our contemporary.

Taisa Supranovich is a member of the Writers' Union of Belarus, laureate of the literary prize of the newspaper "Zvyazda". Author of three books: Men and Women (1999), Mother's Oath (2003), Cold Day and Warm Evening (2017). The latest collection, one of the few publications that was fully funded by the state in 2017, included 3 novellas and 5 short stories. The writer has also repeatedly published her works of art and literary-critical articles in republican newspapers and magazines (Polymya, Maladost, etc.), spoke at meetings with readers and other literary events.

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