Tatiania Shcherbina was born in Moscow in 1954. Before 1999, she worked on Radio Liberty and four of her collections were published in samizdat. Since 1999, she has published six volumes of poetry and prose in Russia and two poetry collections in French, her adopted mother tongue. She has been a journalist and a reviewer for several Russian newspapers. In 2002, she took part in the Poetry International at London's Royal Festival Hall and in a UK tour by Russian women poets. Her poems appeared in a special Russian women's poetry issue of Modern Poems in Translation, and a selection of her earlier poetry has been published by Zephyr Press in the US.