Fiona Bell is a scholar and translator of Russophone literature. Her translation of Nataliya Meshchaninova’s Stories was awarded a 2020 PEN/Heim grant. She also writes humor and culture criticism about gender, Russian culture, and our good ol’ friend, the Anthropocene. Her work has appeared in Asymptote Journal, the Belladonna, Full Stop, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere. She lives in New Haven, Connecticut while earning a PhD in Slavic Languages and Literatures.

What I'm Listening To: 

A steady diet of Prince and Tina Turner

What I'm Watching: 

Soviet rom coms and gossipy documentaries about opera divas

What I'm Reading: 

The Disaster Tourist by Yun Ko-eun (tr. Lizzie Buehler), Floating Coast: An Environmental History of the Bering Strait by Bathsheba Demuth, and Varlam Shamalov’s Kolyma Tales