Karolina Letunova was born and raised in Western Siberia. She has an MFA from the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan. Her work appears or is forthcoming in AGNI, Kenyon Review, The Offing, Longleaf Review, and Nurture. Her writing was nominated for Best Microfiction 2023 and named a 2022 finalist for the Chautauqua Janus Prize. A 2020-2021 Zell Fellow, she has been awarded fellowships and residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and Monson Arts. She’s currently at work on a novel.