The Russian writer Anneet Grigoryan (b. 1983) completed two majors in her native St. Petersburg - philology and biology, and even became a doctor of biological sciences. But she devotes herself to literature and in 2018 she was nominated for the "Lyceum" award for young fiction writers and poets.
She translates Japanese authors and defines Japanese culture as her "second home". Her great popularity came with the novel Octopus (2021), which reflects her amazing knowledge of Japan and her attitude towards this magnetic country.