There is nothing better than celebrating your birthday where you were born. On September
What do you think of modern
“A wonderful, very warm and, as always, hospitable. It inspires for creativity. The city has faced tremendous changes, it turned more charming. A trip out of town to rest in Chimgan amazed me hugely shocked. I saw many new beautiful buildings. Grand shopping malls and supermarkets: spacious, and all is in abundance. But most of all I was surprised by the streets of
You are known as a master of short story. Do you think what did contribute to the formation in you of this direction? East,
“I think it’s from nature. I began writing in this genre before I learned that this was called a short story. At that time I just created, without attaching much importance in the theoretical classification of my works.
I am grateful to my teacher, the deputy chief of the ‘Star of the East’ editor Alfred Bender. I remember my first participation in a meeting of the youth association of writers at the magazine: then my colleagues criticized my works. I thought that the stories would not come out. But Bender then said: “Despite the criticism, some short stories of Lidoliya we still publish.” Later I brought him other works as well, but I heard from him these words: “Lidoliya you bring me short stories, fairy tales and sketches. Let’s agree that as long as you do not attain perfection in the short story genre, you will not write in other genres.”
And then I began to publish my works in such popular magazines of that time, as ‘Lady-Worker’, ‘Lady-Peasant’, ‘Reporter’… Now do not even remember all of them. My works were translated into Uzbek language. The translated stories were published not only in the major print media, but also in regional periodicals. I still have all the clippings preserved. The ‘Soviet Woman’ magazine gave me much, of course, which was published in 17 languages - thanks to this magazine the foreign audience got acquainted with my works.
You said that
“I have plenty of materials for my memoirs. I keep a diary since my childhood, which has a lot of memories worthy of publicity. Today, their publication will sound as a recollection of
How soon will we be able to read about it?
“It is hard to promise something, because all books I publish at my own expense. After my husband’s death I set a goal: one year – one book. I still not fail to implement this plan. Unfortunately, the publication of each book depends on the availability of funds. Content is the state of the soul, the desire to prepare the work for publication.