Alhierd Bacharevič was born in Minsk in 1975. His books have been translated into German, French, Polish and Russian. In 2021, he was awarded the Erwin Piscator Prize and nominated for the Republic of Consciousness Prize. An adaptation of Bacharević’s novel Dogs of Europe—which has been banned in Belarus—premiered at the Barbican, London, in 2022. Bacharević and his wife, poet Julia Cimafiejeva, recently fled Belarus and are living in Graz, Austria.