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Kseniya Melnik | Interview

Ollie Brock & Kseniya Melnik

‘I wanted to write a story about the levels of pain, the ways people describe and explain sickness, and to what lengths they go to find a cure.’

Ollie Brock

Ollie Brock is a translator and former Online Editor at Granta.

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Kseniya Melnik

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, Kseniya moved to Alaska in 1998, at the age of 15, and currently lives in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in Esquire (Russia), Granta (Finland), O, Oprah Magazine, Virginia Quarterly Review, Prospect (UK), and her first published story was selected for Granta's New Voices series.

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