Marina Rubin

Fiction Writer

New York, NY 10007

Author's Bio

Marina Rubin was born in the small town of Vinnitsa, Ukraine, in the former Soviet Union. Her family immigrated to United States in 1989 seeking asylum. Her first chapbook Ode to Hotels(2002) was followed by Once(2004) and Logic(2007). Her work has appeared in over one hundred magazines and anthologies including 13th Warrior Review, Asheville Poetry Review, Dos Passos Review, 5AM, Nano Fiction, Coal City, Green Hills Literary Lantern, Jewish Currents, Lillith, Pearl, Poet Lore, Skidrow Penthouse, The Portland Review, The Worcester Review and many more. She is an associate editor of Mudfish, the Tribeca literary and art magazine. Her fourth book, a collection of flash fiction stories Stealing Cherries was released in November 2013 from Manic D Press and is available on Amazon, B&N and other booksellers nationwide. Stealing Cherries received rave reviews. “...One of the richer contemporary visions of America that I’ve read, " said NANO Fiction. “Marina Rubin’s collection of micro-stories hits all the right notes with its humor, warmth and mild perversity,” said Coachella Valley Independent. And Urban Graffiti declared - “ its intimate clash of cultures, political and economic antagonisms, and transgressive sexualities are never very far from the surface of these sometimes nostalgic, sometimes bittersweet, often sensual fictions…"

Publications & Prizes

Stealing Cherries (Manic D Press, 2013)
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Marina Rubin is a 2013 recipient of the COJECO Blueprint Fellowship.

She attended Pace University on a Writing Scholarship from the United Federation of Teachers (UFT).

Her book of flash fiction "Stealing Cherries" received an honorable mention on the list of The Best Books of 2014 from Heeb Magazine.

Her short story "Good People Make Bad Couples" was shortlisted for the 2019 Writers' HQ Flash Quarterly Competition Prize. 

Her work was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2007 and again in 2012.

She has served as a Press Attache at The Red Shift Film Festival held at Anthology Archives in NYC.

She is an avid mountaineer, having summited Kilimanjaro, trekked to Everest Base Camp, and completed Tour de Mont Blanc.

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Dorothy Parker, Jean Rhys, Colette, Francoise Sagan, Patricia Highsmith, Ayn Rand, John Irving, Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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European American
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Brooklyn, NY
New York
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Last update: Aug 07, 2019