Alisa Ganieva was born in Moscow in 1965 but grew up in Dagestan. Her family was of Avar descent. She moved back to Moscow in 2002 and graduated from the Maxim Gorky Literature Institute. She has since worked as a literary critic. She came to fame when she wrote Салам тебе, Далгат! [Salaam, Dalgat!] under a male pseudonym and only revealed her identity when the book won the Debut literary prize. In addition to her novels, she has published short stories and fairy tales.
2010 Полёт археоптерикса (literature)
2010 Салам тебе, Далгат! (novel)
2012 Праздничная гора (The Mountain and the Wall) (novel)
2015 Жених и невеста (Bride and Groom) (novel)
2018 Оскорблённые чувства (Offended Sensibilities) (novel)
2019 Её Лиличество Брик на фоне Люциферова века (biography)