Biography

Eva Stachniak

Eva Stachniak was born in Wrocław, Poland. She came to Canada in 1981 and has worked for Radio Canada International and Sheridan College, where she taught English and Humanities. She is the bestselling author of THE WINTER PALACE, EMPRESS OF THE NIGHT, NECESSARY LIES and GARDEN OF VENUS. She lives in Toronto.

Eva Stachniak

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Books by Eva Stachniak

by Eva Stachniak - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Bronia is a gifted young ballerina, but she is quickly eclipsed by her brother, Vaslav. Deemed a prodigy, Vaslav Nijinsky will grow into the greatest, and most provocative, dancer of his time. To prove herself her brother's equal in the rigid world of ballet, Bronia will need to be more than extraordinary, defying society's expectations of what a female dancer can and should be. The real-life muse behind one of the most spectacular roles in dance, The Rite of Spring's Chosen Maiden, Bronia rises to the heights of modern ballet through grit, resilience and fervor. But when the First World War erupts and rebellion sparks in Russia, Bronia --- caught between old and new, traditional and ground-breaking, safe and passionate --- must begin her own search for what it means to be modern.

by Eva Stachniak - Fiction, Historical Fiction

As Empress of Russia, Catherine the Great was a woman who exuded power. In November of 1796, after suffering a debilitating and ultimately devastating stoke, she mentally relives her most treasured memories before death claims her. Taking an intimate and very fascinating look at this woman who ruled the Russian Empire, Eva Stachniak introduces readers once more to the woman who not only ruled but transformed Russia.

by Eva Stachniak - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Award-winning author Eva Stachniak's new novel tells the epic story of Catherine the Great’s improbable rise to power, as seen through the ever-watchful eyes of an all-but-invisible servant close to the throne.