Nina Berberova (1901–1993), born in St. Petersburg, left Russia in 1922, lived in Germany, Czechoslovakia and Italy, and finally settled in Paris in 1925. There she wrote prolifically for publication in the émigré press. She came to the United States in 1951 and taught at Yale and Princeton. In France, she was honored as a Chevalier of the French Order of Arts and Letters. She passed away in 1993.