YULYA TSIMAFEYEVA is a Belarusian poet, translator, and one of the founders and editors of a Belarusian literary magazine “PrajdziSvet”. She is the author of two poetry collections, The Book of Mistakes (2014), which was short-listed for the Debut Literary Prize and Circus (2016), short-listed for the Natallia Arsiennieva poetry prize. Her poems have been translated into English, Swedish, German, Czech, Ukrainian and others. She has won the “Exlibris” contests for young authors, organized by The Belarusian Writers’ Union.In 2008, along with other translators, she won the Debut Prize for translating Charles Bukowski. She took part in literary festivals in Lithuania, Ukraine and Slovenia,The Czech Republic, Sweden and Belarus. She was a resident at the Baltic Centre of Writers and Translators (2013,2017).