Born in Soviet Ukraine, Steven Volynets immigrated to the United States as a child. He turned to literature after several years as a journalist. Moment spoke with him about his new story, his childhood in Russia and his evolution as a writer.
In late August, the small Ukrainian village of Loshchynivka, near the Romanian border, was the site of a riot that targeted property belonging to the local Roma community. Andrej Kotljarchuk, whose research focuses on ethnic minorities and mass violence, spoke with Moment.