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ANNA LINETSKAYA

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ABOUT

Born on the shore of the Japanese Sea in Vladivostok, Russia, Anna currently finds herself doing research and writing on the coast of the Delaware River in PA, United States. While her dispatches varied in form and substance over the past decade--from business plans (BS, 2010) to legal briefs (JD, 2014) to creative nonfiction (MFA, 2022)--today she dedicates her time to the critical cultural work she has always dreamed of as a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature student at U Penn. 


When she is not researching English translations of Russian classics or teaching Russophone Literature to her beloved students, Anna continues to develop her craft as a creative writer. Her short fiction appeared in Visitant Lit, The Writing Disorder, Nailed Magazine, and elsewhere; her nonfiction was long-listed for Cosmonaut Avenue’s Nonfiction Prize. Her MFA thesis (finalist for the Nyman Family Project Award) and her first full-length biographical novel (for which she received the Jerome Lowell Dejur Prize in Creative Writing) currently going through a pre-publication ripening process on her desk.  

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ACADEMIC PROGRESSION

  • University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D. in Comparative Literature (concentration in Slavic Languages) (ongoing) 

  • City College of New York, MFA in Creative Writing (2022) 

  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, JD (cum laude, 2014) 

  • King's College London, BS in Business Management (Honours Degree, 2010) 

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AWARDS, GRANTS, AND RECOGNITIONS

2022-2023 RIFKIND CENTER TEACHING AWARD

Recipient

CCNY 2022 TEACHER-WRITER GENERAL EXCELLENCE AWARD

Recipient

CCNY PEDAGOGICAL ENRICHMENT GRANT

Spring 2022
Recipient

THE 2020 NYMAN FAMILY PROJECT AWARD

"Beyond Narrative"
Finalist

KENNETH KOWALD FUND FOR ADVANCING AMERICAN LITERATURE

2020 Travel Grant
Recipient

THE 2019 JEROME LOWELL DEJUR PRIZE IN CREATIVE WRITING (FICTION)

"Find What's Yours"
Co-Recipient

THE 2019 COSMONAUTS AVENUE NONFICTION PRIZE

"Geolocations"
Longlisted

KENNETH KOWALD FUND FOR ADVANCING AMERICAN LITERATURE

2019 Travel Grant
Recipient

SPRING 2018 EDUCATIONAL ENRICHMENT GRANT

Recipient

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"Your little will can't do anything. It takes Great Determination.
Great Determination doesn't mean just you making an effort.
It means the whole universe is behind you and with you:
the birds, trees, sky, moon, and ten directions."

Katagiri Roshi

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