Liza Alexandrova-Zorina was born in 1984 and grew up in a little town on Kola Peninsula beyond the Arctic Circle. She currently lives in Moscow. She is a prolific journalist, famous blogger and public activist. Winner of the Northern Star Prize in 2010 Liza was a finalist in two important literary competitions: Debut Prize and NOS (2012), with her novel The Little Man. Her other prize-winning book is the collection of short stories The Rebel.