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

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Katya Apekina


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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


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The Deeper the Water the Uglier the Fish front cover by Katya ApekinaThe Deeper the Water the Uglier the Fish
“Apekina’s inventiveness with structure and sentence marks the book’s every page, and the result is a propulsive and electrifying look at how family—and art—can both break people and put them back together again.  A dark and unforgettable first book.”
Kirkus Reviews, starred review


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