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Margarita Meklina

A bilingual author, Margarita Meklina is a regular contributor of literary fiction and essays to Cyphers, The Brooklyn Rail, Words Without Borders, and many others. Her work in translation from Russian appeared in Norton Anthology's Flash Fiction International. Her novel for young adults written in English, “The Little Gaucho Who Loved Don Quixote,” came out in 2016. She also authored a collection of short stories 'A Sauce Stealer' ('Spuyten Duyvil”, NY 2017). In 2018, she was awarded the Mark Aldanov Literary Prize for her novella "Ulay in Lithuania." The prize is given by New York's Novy Zhurnal to Russian writers living outside of Russia. With Anne Fisher, she curated a folio of Russian LGBTQ poetry and prose in translation to English which was printed by The Brooklyn Rain/In Translation in June 2019, to coincide with Pride Month. Currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Meklina is at work on her new novel “Divorce with Coronavirus.”

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