Darina (Dasha) Sikmashvili was born in Lubny, Ukraine, and raised in Brooklyn, New York, where she moved at age eight. Her prose and screenwriting have received the Henfield Prize and the Hopwood Award, among others. She has received scholarships from the Can Sarrat Writing Residency, the Laimun Artists’ Residency, and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, among others. She completed her MFA in fiction at the University of Michigan and has been working in film production for over a decade.
She is currently writing a novel.