Although women writers have held a conspicuous place in the history of modern Russian literature, they have been slow to find their true voices in exile. But a few, like Playwright Nina Voronel, 51, are beginning to be heard by non-Russian audiences in the West. Voronel, consistently thwarted in her attempts to write for the Soviet theater, has had two one-acters produced off-Broadway. In Israel, where she now lives, two full-scale plays have been performed, and a movie and a TV drama have been based on her scripts. Like most emigre authors, Voronel is still drawing on her experience and observation of her native country. Typically, her dramas have dealt with such grim subjects as a Soviet abortion clinic and an old people's home for Russian writers.
source: TIME Magazine - Soviet Literature Goes West