Ruth Madievsky

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Ruth Madievsky's debut novel, All-Night Pharmacy, is forthcoming from Catapult in 2023. She is also the author of a poetry collection, Emergency Brake (Tavern Books, 2016). Her writing has appeared in Guernica, Literary Hub, Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, and elsewhere. She is a founding member of the Cheburashka Collective, a community of women and nonbinary writers whose identity has been shaped by immigration from the Soviet Union to the U.S. Originally from Moldova, she lives in L.A., where she works as an HIV and primary care pharmacist. Twitter: @ruthmadievsky.


Cover Photo: A photograph of the author as a small child, wearing a dress and with her hair styled in pigtails. She is smiling and pointing at a map of the U.S. that is affixed to a wall.
Lessons On Diasporic Identity from Meme Culture

There was something mutually exclusive about being either an eldest immigrant daughter or a normal, well-adjusted adult.

Sep 27, 2021