Autumn and Kendra talk with Katya Apekina about her debut novel The Deeper the Water the Uglier the Fish, which is out now from Two Dollar Radio.
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Katya Apekina's novel, The Deeper the Water the Uglier the Fish (Two Dollar Radio, 2018), won the 35 Over 35 Award and was called a Best Book of 2018 by Kirkus, BuzzFeed, Entropy, LitReactor, and LitHub, and one of the Most Anticipated Books of the Fall by New York Magazine, Harper's BAZAAR, BuzzFeed, Publishers Weekly, The Millions, Bustle, Fast Company and others. Her short stories have appeared in The Iowa Review, Santa Monica Review, West Branch, Joyland, PANK and elsewhere, and has appeared on the Notable List of Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013 and has been nominated for a Pushcart. She translated poetry and prose for Night Wraps the Sky: Writings by and about Mayakovsky (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2008), which was short-listed for the Best Translated Book Award. She also works as a screenwriter. Born in Moscow, she currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their daughter.
Music by Isaac Greene