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Michael Alenyikov

San Francisco, California
Michael Alenyikov's novel, "Ivan and Misha" won the Northern California Book Award for Fiction and was a Finalist for the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction. He received the 2013 Gina Berriault Award from San Francisco State University. He's a MacDowell Fellow and his stories have been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize, once for the Best American Stories and Best of the 'Net anthologies. His work has appeared in Foglifter, The Forge, The Georgia Review, The Catamaran Literary Reader, The Chicago Quarterly Review, 14 Hills, Jonathan, the James White Review, The Gay & Lesbian Review and other publications. His stories have been anthologized three times in the Best Gay Stories series (Lethe Press). He has a PhD in clinical psychology and in addition has worked as a bookstore clerk, cab driver, and interactive media writer. A native New Yorker, he's a long time San Francisco resident. Forthcoming: "Sorrow's Drive: A Quartet" when it finds a publisher. www.michaelalenyikov.com