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Raised in St. Petersburg, Russia, I make my home in San Francisco, California. LIKE WATER & OTHER STORIES, my English-language debut, is available for purchase from WTAW Press. I have published three collections of stories in Russia. Where Does the Sea Flow, a short film based on one of my stories, was a finalist in the Manhattan Short Film Festival. My fiction has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Feminist Studies, Confrontation, World Literature Today, Tin House’s The Open Bar, Narrative Magazine, and other print and online publications. Essays and book reviews have been in Lit Hub, the San Francisco Chronicle, Electric Literature, The Common. My work won the 2017 San Francisco’s Litquake Writing Contest and the 2016 Willesden Herald International Short Story Prize. I serve as a consulting editor at Narrative Magazine and as a co-facilitator of the San Francisco Writers Workshop.

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