Kseniya Melnik




Frances...
166 books | 94 friends

Tim
Tim
593 books | 1,820 friends

Henry Holt
110 books | 123 friends

Diane
3,668 books | 427 friends

Sarah SE
1,332 books | 413 friends

Paul Sh...
144 books | 138 friends

Michael
1,093 books | 1,118 friends

Rebecca...
7,008 books | 474 friends

More friends…



Kseniya Melnik

Goodreads Author


gender
female

website

twitter username

genre

influences
Alice Munro, Anton Chekhov, Jhumpa Lahiri, Lyudmila Ulitskaya, Aleksan ...more

member since
July 2007


About this author

Kseniya Melnik's debut book is the linked story collection Snow in May, which was short-listed for the International Dylan Thomas Prize and long-listed for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award.. Born in Magadan, Russia, she moved to Alaska in 1998, at the age of 15. She received her MFA from New York University. Her work has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Epoch, Esquire (Russia), Virginia Quarterly Review, Prospect (UK), and was selected for Granta's New Voices series. She is at work on a novel.
www.kseniyamelnik.com


Average rating: 3.77 · 203 ratings · 71 reviews · 1 distinct work · Similar authors
Snow in May: Stories
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 203 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating

* Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author. To add more, click here.

Folks! This is a novel that I really loved and blurbed. And here's a chance to win it through the Goodreads giveaway.

FINISHED BOOK GIVEAWAY + BONUS: Each winner will also receive a signed CD of Ella’s special edition album “Secret Lives of Women”

Ella Leya is an Azerbaijani-American composer, singer and writer. The Orphan Sky is her first novel.
https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sh...

There is al... Read more of this blog post »
 •  flag
0 comments
like  • 
Published on November 25, 2014 10:05 • 30 views

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Fun Home: A Famil...
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
The Upright Citiz...
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Red Plenty: Insid...
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

Kseniya's Recent Updates

Kseniya Melnik wants to read
Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel
Rate this book
Clear rating
Kseniya Melnik wants to read
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Handmaid's Tale
by Margaret Atwood (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Kseniya Melnik wants to read
The Seed Collectors by Scarlett Thomas
The Seed Collectors
by Scarlett Thomas (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Kseniya Melnik wants to read
Delta of Venus by Anaïs Nin
Rate this book
Clear rating
Kseniya Melnik wants to read
The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim
Rate this book
Clear rating
Kseniya Melnik started reading
Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
Rate this book
Clear rating
Geography of Magadan Region. География Магаданской Области by В.М. Петров
Rate this book
Clear rating
Kseniya Melnik wants to read
My Past and Thoughts by Alexander Herzen
Rate this book
Clear rating
Kseniya Melnik wants to read
Russian Thinkers by Isaiah Berlin
Rate this book
Clear rating
Kseniya Melnik wants to read
Monday Begins on Saturday by Arkady Strugatsky
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Kseniya's books…
“The smells of fried onions, pea soup, and fish fought for airspace.”
Kseniya Melnik, Snow in May: Stories

“I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.”
Anne Frank

“The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.”
Jane Addams

“Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.”
Jane Smiley, Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel

“It's actually very difficult to make something both simple and good.”
Paul Simon

“I read so I can live more than one life in more than one place.”
Anne Tyler

622 Literary Prizes — 276 members — last activity Jul 08, 2012 07:00AM
A place to discuss the Booker, the Pulitzer, the Nobel Prize for Literature, the Newbery, and/or any other literary awards.
77506 Book Fight! — 252 members — last activity Apr 04, 2015 02:42PM
Welcome to the Goodreads home of the Book Fight podcast, the beer-fueled book discussion that gives tough love to literature. Mike Ingram and Tom McAl ...more
56962 Book Bloggers of Goodreads — 746 members — last activity 1 hour, 56 min ago
This is a group for the book bloggers of Goodreads and authors seeking reviews. Book bloggers: post events, reviews, giveaways, ask questions, share l ...more
376 Literary Fiction by People of Color — 2319 members — last activity 14 hours, 54 min ago
This can include genre fiction that is literary (e.g. speculative fiction, historical fiction, etc.), as long as it's written by a person of color (Af ...more
27193 Bright Young Things — 966 members — last activity 3 hours, 23 min ago
...the perfect place for you to discuss your favourite authors from the early 20th Century. In the years from 1900 to 1945 the world of literature wen ...more
138403 Binders Ink — 266 members — last activity Dec 28, 2014 11:43PM
BFOWW for the win.
4862 Books on the Nightstand — 4723 members — last activity 2 hours, 17 min ago
A group to discuss books and topics mentioned on Books on the Nightstand, a blog and podcast about books and reading.
More of Kseniya’s groups…



Comments (showing 1-4)    post a comment »
dateUp arrow    newest »

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.


back to top