Evgeniya Dame studied English at the State Pedagogical University in Samara, Russia before coming to the U.S. on a Fulbright Fellowship to pursue fiction writing at the University of New Hampshire. Her fiction appears or is forthcoming in The Southern Review, Ploughshares, and Joyland, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Her non-fiction and interviews have appeared in Electric Literature and New England Review online. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship, a Monson Arts Residency Fellowship, Martin Dibner Memorial Fellowship for Maine Writers, and the Young P. Dawkins III prize for best MFA thesis at the University of New Hampshire. She has spent over 10 years teaching English in Russia, including at the Lomonosov Moscow State University, and most recently taught writing at the University of New Hampshire.