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Daphne Kalotay received her MFA and PhD from Boston University, where she wrote her doctoral dissertation on the works of Mavis Gallant. (Her interviews with Gallant can be read in The Paris Review’s Writers-At-Work series.) Her books include Calamity and Other Stories (Doubleday), shortlisted for the 2005 Story Prize, and the national and international bestseller Russian Winter (HarperCollins), which won the 2011 Writers’ League of Texas Fiction Prize, made the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award long list and Wall Street Journal “5 Best” list, and was nominated for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Her bestselling novel Sight Reading (HarperCollins) was a finalist for the 2014 Paterson Fiction Prize and winner of the 2014 New England Society Book Award in Fiction. Her work has been translated into 21 languages.

A recipient of fellowships from the Christopher Isherwood Foundation, the Bogliasco Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, the La Napoule Foundation, and Yaddo, Kalotay also writes for the New York Times Book Review, Poets & Writers, and VIDA: Women in Literary Arts. She has taught in the MFA programs at Boston University, Emerson College, and University of Massachusetts, as well as at Middlebury College, Skidmore College, and Harvard University, where her teaching received a Dean’s Letter of Commendation.

Kalotay is currently completing a second fiction collection, which includes the story “Relativity,” chosen as the 2017 One City One Story Boston citywide read. It is available here: https://bostonbookfest.org/one-city-one-story/.


2017 One City One Story Boston — “Relativit” by Daphne Kalotay | BostonBookFest.org

“Work by Somerville author is One City One Story pick” | BostonGlobe.com

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