Evgenia Citkowitz is an American playwright, author, and journalist who has written a play, a collection of short stories, and a novel. She is also the daughter of Lady Caroline Blackwood, a writer and an heiress to the Guinness beer fortune, and the wife of Julian Sands, an actor who went missing in 2023.
Evgenia Citkowitz Wikipedia
Evgenia was born in 1964 in New York as Eugenia Citkowitz. She is the youngest of two daughters of Israel Citkowitz, an American pianist, composer, and piano teacher, and Lady Caroline Blackwood, an English writer. Her parents divorced in 1972, but her father remained close to her and her sister until his death. She also has four half-siblings from her mother’s previous and later marriages.
Her stepfather was Robert Lowell, an American poet. Citkowitz grew up in London, England, where she attended a boarding school in Devon and later St Paul’s Girls’ School in Hammersmith. She graduated with a degree in English literature from Oxford University. She also spent some time studying in the United States.
Evgenia Citkowitz Career
Citkowitz began her career as a journalist, writing for various British publications such as London Magazine and The Sunday Times. In 2007, she made her debut as a playwright with Ether Dome, which premiered at the Manhattan Theatre Club and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The plot is derived from real-life events that took place in the 1800s revolving around the revelation of ether as a form of treatment that numbs the senses.
In 2010, she published her first book Ether, which consists of seven short stories and a novella. The book was praised by critics and readers alike and was selected as New York Times Editors’ Choice and The New Yorker’s Book Club pick. The stories explore themes such as loss, identity, memory, and betrayal.
In 2018, she released her first novel, The Shades, which is a psychological thriller that follows a family coping with the death of their teenage daughter in a car accident. The novel received positive reviews for its suspenseful plot, complex characters, and elegant prose. The novel also deals with issues such as grief, guilt, isolation, and deception.
Evgenia Citkowitz Biography
|Age (as of 2023)
|New York, United States
|Playwright, Author, Journalist
|in feet inches – 5’ 6” – in Centimeters – 168 cm
|in Kilograms – 57 kg – in Pounds – 125 lbs
|Lady Caroline Blackwood
|Who was her husband?
|Julian Sands (m. 1990–2023)
|Imogen Morley Sands, Natalya Morley Sands
Citkowitz married Julian Sands, an English actor, in 1990. They have two daughters named Imogen Morley Sands and Natalya Morley Sands. Sands is known for his roles in films such as A Room with a View (1985), Warlock (1989), Leaving Las Vegas (1995), and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011). He also appeared in TV shows such as Smallville (2009-2010), Dexter (2011), and Gotham (2017).
Mysterious Death of her husband
However, in January 2023, Sands went missing while flying his helicopter over the Pacific Ocean. He was on his way to attend a film festival in Hawaii when he lost contact with the air traffic control. A search operation was launched to find him, but no trace of him or his helicopter was found.
On 24 June, a group of walkers stumbled across a human body in the location where Sands was last seen. Just a few days later, on 27 June, confirmation came through that the uncovered body belonged to Sands. His death shocked his fans and colleagues, who expressed their condolences and prayers for his family.
Evgenia Citkowitz Net Worth
She is the beneficiary of a large inheritance from the Guinness brewing family, which is estimated to be worth more than £850 million ($1.2 billion). Eve inherited a share of the fortune from her mother, who was one of the grandchildren of Arthur Guinness, the founder of the brewery. She also owns about £200 million ($280 million) worth of shares in Diageo, the company that produces Guinness.
Citkowitz’s net worth is not known exactly, but it is likely to be in the millions. She earns money from her writing career as well as from her investments. She lives in a Georgian country manor called Hamdean in Oxfordshire, England, which she bought with Sands in 1996 for £1 million ($1.4 million). The property has eight bedrooms, six bathrooms, a swimming pool, a library, and a tennis court.