About

I grew up in St. Petersburg, Russia and moved to the United States at the age of seventeen. 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 is forthcoming from Alaska Quarterly Review, Feminist Studies, and Confrontation; stories and essays have appeared in Electric Literature, World Literature Today, Tin House’s The Open Bar, Narrative Magazine, Outpost19’s Golden State anthology, The Common, among others. I 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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