Melinda Moustakis

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Melinda Moustakis

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Melinda Moustakis was born in Fairbanks, Alaska and grew up in California. She is the author of Bear Down, Bear North: Alaska Stories, which won the Flannery O’Connor Award and was a 5 Under 35 selection by the National Book Foundation. Her novel Homestead is forthcoming from Flatiron Books in early 2023. She holds an MA from University of California, Davis and a PhD from Western Michigan University.

Her work has appeared in American Short Fiction, Alaska Quarterly Review, Granta, Kenyon Review, New England Review, and elsewhere. Her story “They Find the Drowned” won an O. Henry Prize. She is the recipient of the Hodder Fellowship from The Lewis Center of the Arts at Princeton University, the NEA Literature Fellowship in Fiction, the Kenyon Review Fellowship at Kenyon College, the Jenny McKean Moore Writer-in-Washington Fellowship at George Washington University, and the Rona Jaffe Cullman Fellowship at the New York Public Library.

Melinda Moustakis's Published Work

  • Bear Down, Bear North: Alaska Stories

    Bear Down, Bear North: Alaska Stories

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