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There is a very definite Russian heart in me; that never dies. I think you're born and you live your life with it and you die with it. I'm very much an American - my books tend to be about American things, but inside there's that sort of tortured, long-suffering, aching, constantly analysing Russian soul underneath the happy American exterior. ---->>>

You have to keep your audience in your mind; if you're writing stuff that you know nobody's going to care about then you should rethink what you're doing! ---->>>

I wish I could spend six years writing one novel. ---->>>

When I was growing up, 'Anna Karenina' was one of my favourite books. ---->>>

I have a certain sensibility that I bring to my writing that comes from knowing two things: what I as a reader like to read, and what as a writer I am capable of. I know my own limits. I know there are things I cannot do. ---->>>

With my writing, because I live it, I have to be consumed by it, and that means you have to forget your other life, which is constantly pulling you from your work. ---->>>

I tend to be a great optimist when it comes to the United States and the American way of life, I think precisely because I wasn't born into it. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Russian
Born: 06-21, 1963
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Occupation: Writer
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Paullina Simons (born 1963 in Leningrad, Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic) is a Russian-born American writer and the international best-selling author of the novels Tully, Red Leaves, Eleven Hours, The Bronze Horseman, Tatiana and Alexander, Lily and The Summer Garden.(wikipedia)