The Witch | Kseniya Melnik | Granta Magazine

The Witch

Kseniya Melnik

‘They hide in the hollows of the heart, warming themselves in the downy scarf of the child’s soul, leaking poisons of old hurt.’

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.

More about the author →