Joyland

Nikita Nelin

Nikita Nelin was born in Moscow, Russia and emigrated to the U.S in 1989. He has lived in Austria and Italy, and has traveled the U.S extensively. He received the 2010 Sean O’Faolain prize for short fiction, the 2011 Summer Literary Seminars prize for non-fiction, and was shortlisted for the 2011 Faulkner-Wisdon short fiction prize. His publications include Southword Journal, Tablet Magazine, Elephant Journal, Rebelle Society, Electric Literature, and others. He holds an MFA in fiction from Brooklyn College, and is currently working on his first collection of stories under the title Amerikana Dreaming. He can be reached through nikitanelin.com