Kseniya Melnik

Kseniya Melnik
Kseniya Melnik

Kseniya Melnik was born in Magadan, in the northeast of Russia, and immigrated to Alaska at age fifteen. She earned an MFA from New York University and her work has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Epoch, Prospect (UK), Virginia Quarterly Review, and was selected for Granta Magazine's New Voices series. She lives in El Paso, Texas.

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Q & A

Where are you from?
Magadan, Russia
Anchorage, Alaska

Who are your favorite writers?
Ivan Turgenev, Anton Chekhov, Nicolai Gogol, Alice Munro, Ian McEwan, Vladimir Nabokov, Aleksandar Hemon, Andrei Makine, W.G. Sebald, Leo Tolstoy, Jhumpa Lahiri, Nicole Krauss, Edith Wharton .

What are your hobbies and outside interests?
Classical music, piano, downhill skiing, hiking in Alaska.

What is the single best piece of advice anyone ever gave you?
Time will put everything in its place.


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Snow in May

Kseniya Melnik
Henry Holt and Co.

A remote Siberian town with a darkly fascinating history teems with life in this luminous linked debut collection of short stories Kseniya Melnik's Snow in...

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