Sana Krasikov (born Ukraine) is a writer living in the United States. She grew up in the Republic of Georgia, as well as the United States. She graduated from Cornell University in 2001 and from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. In 2017 she was named one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists.
Krasikov is the author of the novel THE PATRIOTS (Jan 24, 2017), which explores the tangled relationship between Russia and America through the perspectives of one American family moving back and forth between continents over three generations. The novel's main character, Florence Fein, makes a reverse immigration from Brooklyn to Moscow during the Great Depression. The story also touches on Russia's state-supported oil and gas industry. The Spectator has written, “as an intelligent literary commentary on Russo-American relations of the past century, it’s unparalleled.” The Patriots has been praised as ‘timely’, ‘current’ and ‘urgently relevant’ by The New York Times, Tablet, The Guardian, and other publications.
Krasikov’s debut short story collection, ONE MORE YEAR, released in 2008, first drew critical acclaim for its exploration of the lives of Russian and Georgian immigrants who had settled in the United States. It received favorable reviews from The San Francisco Chronicle, The Boston Globe, Oprah Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, and The New York Sun. It was later named a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Hemingway Award and The New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award, received a National Book Foundation's "5 under 35" Award, and won the 2009 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature. In her stories, which appeared first in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Zoetrope and other magazines, one catches a glimpse of the new twenty-first century moment that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union. The short story 'Companion, won an O.Henry Award, and was longlisted for the Best American Short Stories, as were two other stories in the collection. The story Asal, which appeared in The Virginia Quarterly, garnered a National Magazine Award nomination. 'One More Year' has gone on to be translated into eleven languages.
- National Book Foundation's “5 Under 35” (2008)
- New York Public Library Young Lions Finalist (2009)
- Finalist for 2009 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for a distinguished first book of fiction
- 2009 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Fiction
- O. Henry Award
- 2009 National Magazine Award Nomination (for Virginia Quarterly Review)
- Granta's Best Young American Novelists 2017
Krasikov is married to radio journalist Gregory Warner. They have two children and live in the Hudson Valley.
- Official Website: sanakrasikov.com
- Interview with Sana Krasikov, The Short Review
- Pen America World Voices Festival
- New Yorker Festival
- Unorthodox Podcast
- The Book Review Podcast
- SF Gate: One More Year
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