AK Smith Reading Series with Yelena Akhtiorskaya

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Smith House Reese Room
Event Type
Lecture
College Contact
Christina M. Bolio
(860)297-2036
Group
English
Link
http://calendar.trincoll.edu/PublicMasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=575306

Yelena Akhtiorskaya was born in Odessa, Ukraine, in 1985 and raised in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. She holds an M.F.A. from Columbia University, and her writing has appeared in n+1, New Republic, Triple Canopy, and elsewhere. She is the author of the novel Panic in a Suitcase, which was hailed as “a virtuosic debut [and] a wry look at immigrant life in the global age” by Vogue. The recipient of a Posen Fellowship and a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree, Akhtiorskaya lives in New York. 

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