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 directed by Vitaly Saltykov 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 Outpost 19’s California Prose Directory; stories have appeared in World Literature Today, Tin House online, Narrative Magazine, the Chicago Tribune’s Printers Row, and other print and online publications. I serve as a consulting editor at Narrative Magazine and as a co-facilitator of the San Francisco Writers Workshop.

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