Yelena Moskovich

Yelena Moskovich is a Ukrainian-born American and French artist and writer, author of Virtuoso, long-listed for the Dylan Thomas Prize, and The Natashas. She emigrated to Wisconsin with family as Jewish refugees in 1991, then alone to Paris in 2007. She has written for Vogue, Frieze, Times Literary Supplement, Paris Review and Dyke On Magazine. She joins us upon the release of her third novel, A Door Behind a Door, an exploration of the post-Soviet diaspora, through a mesmeric blending of past and present, desire and violence.

Praise for A Door Behind a Door

“We don’t often see writing like this: genuinely subversive and innovative, an experiment in form that is actually discomfiting”

– the Guardian

“A genre-bending work that isn’t quite like anything I’ve ever read”

Los Angeles Review of Books

“Moskovich draws on Clarice Lispector, Sophie Calle, and even Pauline Réage, as she moves around the page, the body, the world”

BOMB Magazine

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