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Reed Johnson

B.A. Russian and Eastern European Studies, Wesleyan University; MFA Creative Writing, University of Virginia (Henry Hoyns Fellow), MA, Slavic Languages and Literature, University of Virginia (Jefferson Fellow), current PhD candidate.

Research Interests: Chekhov's short fiction, narrative theory, genre studies, literary translation, Soviet and contemporary Russian literature.

Publications: FICTION: "Triage," Narrative, December 2012; "Lemonade," New England Review, Spring 2013; "The Year in Numbers," Gettysburg Review, Summer 2014. NONFICTION/ESSAY: “If Holden Caulfield Spoke Russian,” The New Yorker (online), Sept. 11 2013; “The Unread: The Mystery of the Voynich Manuscript,” The New Yorker (online) July 9, 2013. LITERARY TRANSLATIONS: "Glebov Junior," by Vsevold Benigsen, Virginia Quarterly Review, Winter 2013; "The Lost Player" and "Players," by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky, Meridian, Spring 2012; various screenplays, including a full-length feature film script by Vladimir Sorokin in preproduction in the US. CRITICISM: "Lost Classic: Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky" in Meridian, Spring 2012; "One Thousand and One Kolyma Nights: Shalamov and Scheherazade in “The Serpent Charmer,” Gulag Studies, 2013.

Papers Presented: "Translation and Palimpsest: Natalya Klyucharova's 'One Year in Paradise,'" University of Virginia Slavic Forum, February 2011; "Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky's Memories of the Future," Southern Conference on Slavic Studies, 2012; “Shalamov and the Ethics of Storytelling,” American Association of Slavic, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies, 2013

Courses Taught: Contemporary Satire (2009); Fiction Writing (2010); Theory and Praxis of Literary Translation (2012). Teaching Assistanceships: Second-Year Russian (2011-12), Dostoevsky (2013), Anthropology of Tourism (Semester at Sea: 2014).

Awards: Jefferson Fellowship (John S. Lillard Fellow, Jefferson Scholars Foundation); Henry Hoyns Fellowship, University of Virginia; Ivan Klima Fellowship, Prague Summer Program; Emily Balch Award for Best Short Story by UVa Graduate Student; Second Place, Narrative Magazine Spring Fiction/Nonfiction Competition, 2012; Runner-Up, James Jones First Novel Fellowship (2015).