ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Born on the shore of the Japanese Sea in Vladivostok, Russia, Anna currently finds herself writing from the island of Manhattan. Her dispatches varied in form and substance over time; after years of academic work and legal practice, she finally finds herself writing pieces she truly enjoys. Currently, she is completing her MFA in Creative Writing at the City College of New York and continues to refine her first novel, for which she received the Jerome Lowell Dejur Prize in Creative Writing. Her short fiction appeared in Visitant Lit, The Writing Disorder, and The Airgonaut; her nonfiction was long-listed for Cosmonaut Avenue’s 2019 Nonfiction Prize. Although Anna loves (and writes exclusively in) English, Russian will forever remain her mother tongue.
"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."