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Kseniya Melnik was born in Magadan, in the northeast of Russia, and immigrated to Alaska at age fifteen. Her work has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Epoch, Prospect (UK), Virginia Quarterly Review, and, in 2010, was selected for Granta Magazine's New Voices series. She currently lives in El Paso, Texas.
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Snow in May: Stories
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By some divine intervention from the literary prize gods, SNOW IN MAY has made it on the International Dylan Thomas Prize short-list, along with such prize heavyweights as Eleanor Catton, Eimear McBride, and Joshua Ferris, as well as Keil Miller, Owen Sheers, and Naomi Wood. I'll be meeting these folks in Wales in November and looking forward to catching up on their work. I've only read The Lum... Read more of this blog post »
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Kseniya Melnik at the University of Alaska
Author appearance, December 22, 2014 05:00PM
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Kseniya Melnik Rebecca wrote: "I gave Snow in May a mention in this round-up of the month's best books: http://forbookssake.net/2014/05/30/mo..."

Thanks, Rebecca :)


Rebecca Foster I gave Snow in May a mention in this round-up of the month's best books: http://forbookssake.net/2014/05/30/mo...


Kseniya Melnik Cool! It should be waiting for you.


Rebecca Foster I spotted your book on NetGalley :) I'm looking forward to picking up my copy next month.


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