Maria Reva was born in Ukraine and grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia. She has an MFA in fiction from the Michener Center at the University of Texas, where she received the Keene Prize for Literature. Of the stories in this collection, “Unsound” was just published in McSweeney’s, “Letter of Apology,” is forthcoming in Granta, and “Novostroïka” appeared in the Atlantic and in The Best American Short Stories 2017 (selected by Meg Wolitzer). Maria won the Writers’ Trust of Canada’s RBC Bronwen Wallace Award in 2018 for her story “The Ermine Coat.” She currently lives in Austin, Texas, and also works as an opera librettist.

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