Reversing the Spin Cycle: Sana Krasikov on Writing Novels in an Age of Propaganda

Monday, March 27, 2017
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 International Affairs Building)

Please join us for a talk with Sana Krasikov, author of One More Year and The Patriots.

Historical parallels abound in Sana Krasikov’s new novel, The Patriots, about three generations of an American family who emigrate in reverse from the US to Russia. Reviewers have called the book alarmingly relevant to our political moment. Krasikov will talk about her efforts to decode the vernacular of autocracy, and how writing the story of Americans lost in Russia felt uncomfortably close to home. 

Sana Krasikov was born in Ukraine and grew up in Georgia and the United States. Her story collection One More Year won a "5 Under 35" award from the National Book Foundation, and the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature. It was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Hemingway Award and for the NYPL Young Lions Fiction Prize. Her latest novel, The Patriots, explores the effects of the Cold War on three generations of one American family, from the 1930s to the present. Her fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and elsewhere. 

Image by Alexis Calice