Tintjournal Logo

Margo Gritt


First Language(s): Russian
Second Language(s): English


Margo Gritt lives in Moscow, Russia. She majored in film directing, and currently works as a video editor. Margo completed many creative writing courses, and writes short stories and poetry. She likes to experiment with different genres and forms. Her writings were published in anthologies and literary journals. She's passionate about languages, traveling, and modern art.


What was your favorite book as a child?

"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll. It still blows my mind.

Do you remember the original reason or motivation why you started writing creatively?

As far as I can remember, plots, dialogs, and descriptions were constantly spinning in my head. When I was a kid, I spent a long time daydreaming. Maybe I felt so lonely that I started creating my own worlds. I made tiny paper books and wrote down fairy tales, love stories, even non-fiction on subjects like how to take care of dogs — although I didn't have a dog. By the way, my grandmother still has them.

What was the most adventurous or thrilling thing you ever did/experienced?

After being asked this, I think my life is so boring. Well, thanks. Ok, it was a really insane thing to move out from my small town to the capital without relatives, friends, a job prospect or place to live. Just with one suitcase. But on the other side, it is a typical story, isn't it?

Do you listen to music while reading or writing?

I only use music for inspiration. But when I'm writing I listen to the sound of the storm or rain outside my window, or to a water stream... it helps me focus. The sound of water is important to me. If I could, I'd write in the bathroom all day long, it's a space where my ideas flow.


Short Story
Issue Fall '20

Supported by:

Land Steiermark: Kultur, Europa, Außenbeziehungen
U.S. Embassy Vienna
Stadt Graz