Maria Kuznetsova was born in Kiev, Ukraine and moved to the United States as a child. She recently received an MFA in Fiction from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and her work appears in The Threepenny Review, The Normal School, The Bennington Review, The Iowa Review, Indiana Review, and elsewhere.
Her debut novel, OKSANA, BEHAVE! is forthcoming from Spiegel & Grau/Random House in March of 2019. Excerpts from the novel appear in McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, Kenyon Review Online, and The Southern Review. She lives in Iowa City with her husband and cat.