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A short story from one of Granta’s New Voices

By Kseniya Melnik   May 2011

Kseniya Melnik was born in Magadan, a port town in the far northeast of Russia, and immigrated to Alaska in 1998 at the age of 15. A graduate of the creative writing programme at New York University, she was recently selected as one of Granta’s New Voices. Within a day of her story appearing on the magazine’s website, she had been contacted by agents and editors from all over the world.

“In the Queue” is from a collection in progress. Set between 1950s and the present, in Russia and the US, the stories feature characters connected to Magadan, a former…

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