Melinda Moustakis

Honoree, 2011 5 Under 35

Melinda Moustakis was born in Fairbanks, Alaska and raised in Bakersfield, California. She received her MA from UC Davis and her PhD in English and Creative Writing from Western Michigan University. Bear Down, Bear North: Alaska Stories, her first book, won the 2010 Flannery O’Connor Award in Short Fiction.
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Bear Down, Bear North: Alaska Stories

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The University of Georgia Press

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Melinda Moustakis

Melinda Moustakis was born in Fairbanks, Alaska and raised in Bakersfield, California. She received her MA from UC Davis and her PhD in English and Creative Writing from Western Michigan University. Bear Down, Bear North: Alaska Stories, her first book, won the 2010 Flannery O’Connor Award in Short Fiction. Her stories have appeared in Alaska Quarterly ReviewKenyon Review, Conjunctions, and elsewhere. She is currently a visiting professor at Pacific Lutheran University.

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