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Ksenia Rychtycka

Author's Bio

Ksenia Rychtycka is a Ukrainian-American fiction writer and poet. She has a Master of Arts degree in Creative Writing from Columbia College Chicago and worked as an editor in Ukraine during the early years of the post-Soviet era. Her fiction, nonfiction and poetry have appeared in numerous literary journals, anthologies and periodicals. She was a finalist in the 2010 Blue Mesa Review Fiction Contest and a Featured Poet in the Spring/Summer 2011 issue of River Poets Journal. She has participated in literary presentations of her work at the Cornelia Street Café in New York City and Ukrainian-American Writers: A New Generation of Literary Voices at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art in Chicago.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Crossing The Border (Little Creek Books, 2012)
Anthologies:
River Poems (Lilly Press, 2010), Twenty Years After The Fall (Parlor City Press, 2010)
Journals:
Alaska Quarterly Review, Dunes Review, Hedge Apple, Hubbub, River Poets Journal, Santa Fe Literary Review, The Dalhousie Review, The Literary Bohemian, The MacGuffin, Wisconsin Review, Yellow Medicine Review: A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art, and Thought
Prizes:
2013 Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist in the category of Short Story -- Fiction.

Personal Favorites

Favorite Authors:
Edwidge Danticat, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Jhumpa Lahiri, Junot Diaz, Yiyun Li, and Janice Kulyk Keefer.

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Listing last updated: April 3, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Ukranian American
Prefers to work with:
Adults
Fluent in:
Ukrainian
Born in:
Chicago, IL
Raised in:
Hamtramck, MI

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