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 or is forthcoming in The Threepenny Review, Guernica, Indiana Review, The Bennington Review, Crazyhorse, and elsewhere.
Her debut novel, Oksana, Behave! is forthcoming from Spiegel & Grau/Random House in March of 2019 and is a Barnes & Noble 2019 Discover pick. Excerpts from the novel appear in McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, Kenyon Review Online, among others. She lives in Iowa City with her husband and daughter.