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Natalka Burian
Natalka Burian is not mentoring this year, but has mentored Adult
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Natalka Burian
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Natalka Burian received an MA from Columbia University where she studied Eastern European literature. She is the author of Welcome to the Slipstream, a YA novel, and A Woman’s Drink, a cocktail cookbook. Her next book, Among the Wild Young, is forthcoming from Park Row in 2020. Natalka is the co-owner of two bars in Brooklyn, Elsa and Ramona. She is also the co-founder of the Freya Project, a feminist fundraising reading series that supports small, non-profit organizations doing crucial work in communities that do not support that work.

Favorite Books

Normal People by Sally Rooney
Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado
The Idiot by Elif Batuman
The Star Side of Bird Hill by Naomi Jackson
Skippy Dies by Paul Murray

Years Mentored
2017, 2019