Raised in St. Petersburg, Russia, I make my home in San Francisco, California. My third book of fiction in Russian was published in Moscow-based Vremya Press in 2016. Where Does the Sea Flow, a short film based on one of my stories, was a finalist in the Manhattan Short Film Festival. My English-language fiction has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Feminist Studies, Confrontation, World Literature Today, Tin House’s The Open Bar, Narrative Magazine, Outpost19’s Golden State anthology, and other print and online publications. Essays and book reviews have been in the San Francisco Chronicle, Electric Literature, and 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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