c) Amy C. Elliott

Irina Reyn is the editor of Living on the Edge of the World: New Jersey Writers Take on the Garden State (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster). Her first novel What Happened to Anna K. was published by Touchstone in August 2008.

Irina's work has appeared in some of the following publications: One Story, Post Road, Tin House, Los Angeles Times, Town & Country Travel, Poets & Writers, The Forward, Nextbook, Ballyhoo Stories, San Francisco Chronicle, The Moscow Times.  She reviews literary fiction and nonfiction. Please see a sample of her work on the Book Criticism and Writings pages.

Her fiction and personal essays can be found in anthologies, including Not Like I'm Jealous or Anything: The Jealousy Book (Delacorte), Becoming American: Personal Essays by First Generation Immigrant Women (Hyperion) and A Stranger Among Us: Stories of Cross-Cultural Collicsion and Connection (OV Books).

Irina has been awarded fellowships at the Sewanee Writers Conference, Wesleyan Writers Conference, and at the Rose O'Neill Literary House at Washington College. She has been awarded residencies at Hedgebrook and Ledig House.

Irina was born in Moscow, and currently divides her time between Pittsburgh, PA and Brooklyn, NY.  She is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh.