Podcast Shownotes

[35] Sophia Shalmiyev, author of Mother Winter


“Maybe we’re finally realizing that not having a matriarchy means that nobody has ever really had a mother, a whole full-functioning human being.” – Sophia Shalmiyev

Sophia Shalmiyev emigrated from Leningrad to America in 1990. She is a feminist writer and painter living in Portland with her two children. Shalmiyev’s work has appeared in Literary Hub, Guernica, Electric Lit, Vela, The Rumpus, Portland Review and other publications.  Mother Winter (Simon & Schuster, 2019) is her first book.

Connect with Sophia on her website, Instagram or Twitter @sshalmiyev.


Sophia’s book recommendation: Without Protection by Gala Mukomolova

Also mentioned: Nastashia Minto’s interview on Feminist Book Club: The Podcast 




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Renee Powers founded Feminist Book Club in 2018 to provide a space for intersectional feminists to learn, grow, and connect. When not reading or running the biz, you can find her drinking coffee and trying unsuccessfully to teach her retired racing greyhound how to fetch. Favorite genres: feminist thrillers, contemporary literary fiction, short stories, and anything that might be described as "irreverent"


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