Linor Goralik is an award-winning contemporary Russian writer of flash fiction, poetry, essays, fairy tales, theater and more. On Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 4:30 p.m., she will read from and discuss Found Life, her first book to appear in English.
Born in Ukraine and residing in Israel, Goralik is one of the first Russian writers to make a name for herself on the Internet. Her conversational short works conjure the absurd in all its forms, reflecting post-Soviet life and daily universals. Goralik’s mastery of the minimal, including a wide range of experiments in different forms of micro-prose, is on full display in Found Life. Condensed to the extreme, her language captures a vivid picture of fleeting interactions in a quickly moving world.
Goralik’s reading is co-sponsored by the Amherst Center for Russian Culture; the Joseph Brodsky Fellowship Fund, of which she was a poetry fellow in 2016; and Read Russia.