A Russian-Armenian émigré, Kristina Gorcheva-Newberry holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Hollins University. She has published over thirty stories, some essays, and poetry. Her work appeared (or is forthcoming) in Flyway, Slice, Prairie Schooner, The Bellingham Review, The Southern Review, Bayou, Rosebud, The Southwest Review, Nimrod, Arts & Letters, Confrontation, and elsewhere. Her short fiction was selected as a finalist for multiple awards, including five Pushcart Prizes. Kristina is the winner of the 2013 Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction and the 2015 Tennessee Williams scholarship from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. Her debut novel, Not to Be Reproduced, was shortlisted for the 2016 Dundee International Book Prize.