Darina Sikmashvili

 darina@sikmashvili.com



I was born in Lubny, Ukraine, and raised in Brooklyn, New York, where I moved at age eight. My writing has been generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Elizabeth George Foundation, the Henfield Prize, and the Hopwood Award, among others. I’ve received scholarships from the Can Sarrat Writing Residency, the Laimun Artists’ Residency, and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, among others. I completed my MFA in fiction at the University of Michigan’s Helen Zell Writers’ Program and prior to that, worked in film and TV for over a decade.  

Currently, I am revising a novel and working on a collection of essays.