Katya Apekina author of The Deeper the Water the Uglier the Fish

Photo by: Andrew Wonder

Katya Apekina


Request Interview

ABOUT the author

Katya Apekina is the author of the novel The Deeper the Water the Uglier the Fish. She has had stories published in The Iowa ReviewSanta Monica ReviewWest BranchJoylandPANK and elsewhere, and has appeared on the Notable List of Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013. She translated poetry and prose for Night Wraps the Sky: Writings by and about Mayakovsky (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2008), which was short-listed for the Best Translated Book Award. She co-wrote the screenplay for the feature film New Orleans, Mon Amour, starring Elisabeth Moss, which premiered at SXSW in 2008. Born in Moscow, she currently lives in Los Angeles.
Find out more here: apekina.com
Twitter: @katyaapekina
Instagram: @katyaapekina


Available from Two Dollar Radio

The Deeper the Water the Uglier the Fish front cover by Katya ApekinaThe Deeper the Water the Uglier the Fish
"The Deeper the Water the Uglier the Fish is brilliantly structured, with multiple characters narrating the events of the novel. It's an unusual technique that Apekina uses to stunning effect, creating a kind of narrative tension that propels the novel forward... The structure, characters and storyline are all refreshingly original, and the writing is nothing short of gorgeous. It's a stunningly accomplished book, and Apekina isn't afraid to grab her readers by the hand and take them to some very dark and very beautiful places." —NPR


The Deeper the Water the Uglier the Fish by Katya Apekina

Events with Katya Apekina:

Visit the author's website to view additional 2020 events in Spain and Germany!

Sunday, January 26, 3 p.m.
Katya Apekina with Chris Dennis!

Booksoup
8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, 3 p.m.
Katya Apekina with fellow Two Dollar Radio author Jeff Jackson (Mira Corpora)!
2020 NC Book Festival, Kings

14 W. Martin St.
Raleigh, NC 27601

Friday, February 28, 2020, 7 p.m.
Katya Apekina with Amanda Goldblatt!
Booksoup
8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069


Interviews
Listen:
Bookworm's Michael Silverblatt interviews Katya Apekina | 9/5/2019

"This impressive debut behaves like a great Russian novel transposed onto an American family. Katya Apekina discusses writing an emotional autobiography in a fictional story." Listen to legendary host Michael Silverblatt as he discusses The Deeper the Water the Uglier the Fish. (Producers: Shawn Sullivan and Alan Howard)

Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM Podcast | 5/1/2019
Katya Apekina, author of The Deeper the Water the Uglier the Fish, and Amy Hempel, author of Sing to It talk with host Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about the art, craft, and business of writing.

The Avid Reader Show interview with Katya Apekina | 9/21/2018
Hear Katya Apekina discuss her debut novel The Deeper the Water the Uglier the Fish, her unique structure, and much much more.

Skylight Books Author Reading Series with Katya Apekina | 9/25/2018
Hear Katya Apekina discuss her novel and give a reading during this live recording from The Deeper the Water the Uglier the Fish book launch, with Michelle Huneven.

Read:
Craft interview with Katya Apekina | 9/19/2018 
Read about Katya discussing her craft and process, and to learn more about how she wrote this unique and critically acclaimed novel.

35 Over 35 interviews Katya Apekina | 9/17/2018 
Read about what she's reading now and what keeps her going.

Lit Hub group interview featuring Katya Apekina | 9/11/2018
The Lit Hub Author Questionnaire is a monthly interview featuring seven questions for five authors with new books. This month we talk to Katya Apekina (The Deeper the Water the Uglier the Fish), Esi Edugyan (Washington Black), Ben Fountain (Beautiful Country Burn Again), Lydia Kiesling (Golden State), Olivia Laing (Crudo).

 

Hi there!

Two Dollar Radio is a family-run outfit founded in 2005 with the mission to reaffirm the cultural and artistic spirit of the publishing industry. We aim to do this by presenting bold works of literary merit, each book, individually and collectively, providing a sonic progression that we believe to be too loud to ignore. Check out the ABOUT US section to read more...

Radio Waves daily blog by Two Dollar Radio indie book publisher

Latest posts

  • On the Dial | Perfume Genius

    The first time I listened to Perfume Genius was in 2015, at his concert with Jenny Hval at the Wexner Center. My friend Ryan invited me. We met a few weeks prior and quickly became inseparable. I did, and still do,... Read more →

  • Q+A with Tariq Shah about his debut Whiteout Conditions

    On March 17 we are publishing Tariq Shah's debut novel, Whiteout Conditions. Whiteout Conditions follows Ant as he returns to a snowy Chicago after 5 years away from home. Ant is going with his childhood friend, Vince, to Vince's teenage cousin Ray's funeral. After losing... Read more →

  • Design of the Week | Prelude to Bruise by Saeed Jones

    Now that we have our own brick and mortar, we get to see a ton of different cover designs. One of my favorites that we have carried in the shop is Prelude to Bruise by Saeed Jones.  I love the... Read more →