Irina Reyn’s new novel, Mother Country, will be published by Thomas Dunne/St. Martin’s Press in February 2019. Her novel The Imperial Wife was published by them in 2016. Irina’s first novel What Happened to Anna K. was published by Touchstone/Simon & Schuster in August 2008. That novel was selected as an IndieBound Next Pick for August. It was also one of “Ten Best Books of the Year” by Entertainment Weekly, one of Amazon.com’s Best books of August 2008, and made both San Francisco Chronicle‘s and Washington Post‘s “Best Books of the Year List.” It won of the Goldberg Prize for Jewish Fiction from the Foundation for Jewish Culture.
Irina’s work has appeared in some of the following publications: One Story, Post Road, Tin House, Los Angeles Times, Town & Country Travel, Poets & Writers, The Forward, San Francisco Chronicle, The Moscow Times. She reviews literary fiction and nonfiction for national publications.
Her fiction and personal essays can be found in anthologies, including Not Like I’m Jealous or Anything: The Jealousy Book (Delacorte), Becoming American: Personal Essays by First Generation Immigrant Women (Hyperion) and A Stranger Among Us: Stories of Cross-Cultural Collicsion and Connection (OV Books). Irina has been awarded fellowships at the Sewanee Writers Conference, Wesleyan Writers Conference, and at the Rose O’Neill Literary House at Washington College. She has been awarded residencies at Hedgebrook and Ledig House. Irina was born in Moscow, and currently divides her time between Pittsburgh and Brooklyn. She is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh.