Tatyana Movshevich is a Russian writer and journalist who lives and works in London. Most of her published short stories and essays are in Russian, but over the last few years she also began writing in English. This gives her an opportunity to compare different ways of thinking and how they are tied to languages. While living in Mae Sot on the border between Thailand and Burma she founded an English-language literary magazine ‘Tea Leaf Salad’. In the past Tatyana worked for an antiracism organisation ‘UNITED for Intercultural Action’ based in Amsterdam.