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Alexis Schaitkin

Alexis Schaitkin

How to pronounce Alexis Schaitkin: SHAY-kin

Alexis Schaitkin Biography

Alexis Schaitkin's debut novel, Saint X, was named a New York Times Notable Book of 2020 and was critically acclaimed by the Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, People Magazine, and Good Morning America. It was recently picked up for a series adaptation by Hulu and has been translated into seven languages.

Her next novel, Elsewhere, was released by Celadon Books in June 2022. Her short stories have been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. She received her MFA in fiction from the University of Virginia, where she was a Henry Hoyns Fellow.

She lives in the Berkshires with her husband and their two children.

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