Irina Reyn is Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh. She’s the author of three novels, Mother Country (St. Martin’s Press), The Imperial Wife (Thomas Dunne/St. Martin’s Press) and What Happened to Anna K. (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster).
Her nonfiction anthology about New Jersey Living on the Edge of the World: New Jersey Writers Take on the Garden State (Touchstone, 2007) published authors such as Jonathan Ames, Dani Shapiro, Lauren Grodstein, Frederick Reiken, Caroline Leavitt, and many others.
Irina’s work has appeared in One Story, Ploughshares, Bennington Review, Post Road, Tin House, Los Angeles Times, Town & Country Travel, Poets & Writers, The Forward, Bomb, San Francisco Chronicle, New York Times Book Review and other publications, as well as numerous anthologies.
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, VCCA and Ledig House. Her first novel won the Goldberg Prize for Fiction.