About

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. It has been widely reviewed in the US and abroad, listed as a Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards finalist, and received an honorable mention from the Eric Hoffer Book Award.

I have published three collections of stories in Russia. My English-language fiction has appeared in Scoundrel Time, 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 Believer, San Francisco Chronicle, Electric Literature, The Common, and elsewhere. My work won San Francisco’s Litquake Writing Contest and Willesden Herald International Short Story Prize, and earned nods from Lascaux Prize and Eyelands International Short Story Prize. Where Does the Sea Flow, a short film based on one of my stories, was a finalist in the Manhattan Short Film Festival. I serve as a consulting editor at Narrative Magazine and as a co-facilitator of the San Francisco Writers Workshop. Together with Yelena Furman, I have co-founded Punctured Lines, a feminist blog about Russian Literature.

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