Anastasia Goroshkova was born in 1990, one year before the USSR collapsed. She has many historical ties to Russia, starting from the 11th century. Anastasia’s more recent ancestors were from St. Petersburg; their story reminiscent of Boris Pasternak’s novel “Doctor Zhivago”. Her Godmother is a Romanov, currently 92, and exhibiting art in many of Russia’s museums – most recently at the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.
Anastasia’s passion for writing was inspired by a huge home library, containing the best of Russian and world literature. She remembers visiting orphanages when she was small, tagging along with her mother who interpreted to American adoptive parents. At that time orphanages in Russia hosted 3 million children. But few got lucky. Anastasia’s childhood impressions contributed to her desire to give back through humanitarian initiatives and to become a writer.
Now, Anastasia is a staff reporter for Corriere Canadese, the only daily Italian-English newspaper in Canada (founded 1954). Corriere Canadese has applied for a National News Licence. Anastasia has been invited to become a screenwriter and host (covering culture) for the potential TV channel launching in 2020 or the online media channel should Corriere Canadese fail to secure the licence.
Anastasia is a reporter for Noviy Svet (New World), a top literary journal of the Russian community which features Russian writers living in Russia and abroad.
In October, 2018, Anastasia attended the Frankfurt Book Fair on behalf of Corriere Canadese and Noviy Svet, conducting over 30 interviews with representatives of Italian, Russian, and American publishing and media. She will be attending the Frankfurt Book Fair again in 2020, when Canada is guest of honor. The interviews will be featured in the upcoming issues of Corriere Canadese, on the Corriere Canadese website, and in the Noviy Svet literary journal.
Anastasia has written 2 novels – a literary fiction and a historical fiction which are currently requested for review by several publishing houses, including HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, and Grove/Atlantic, NYC. The concept of her second novel has caught the interest of a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
In addition to writing, Anastasia merges creativity with business at a global level as Chief Communications Officer of Semper8 Capital – an advisory and investment firm based in Toronto. Another successful chapter in her story of turbulent immigration.
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