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Kseniya Melnik

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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 is the author of Snow in May. She lives in El Paso, Texas.

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    Alan Cheuse recommends Kseniya Melnik's'Snow in May' on NPR's All Things Considered.

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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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BOOKS BY THE AUTHOR

Snow in May

Kseniya Melnik

Recommended by The New Yorker, The New York Public Library, Alan Cheuse of NPR, Grantland • Longlisted for the 2014 International Dylan Thomas Prize and the Frank O’Connor...

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