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Born in Minsk, Belarus, Mariya Zilberman immigrated to the United States with her family as a child and grew up in Maryland. She is graduate of the University of Michigan’s Helen Zell Writers’ Program and has received fellowships and awards from the Hopwood Program, Vermont Studio Center, Community of Writers, InsideOut Detroit Literary Arts, Yiddish Book Center, and Yiddishkayt. She lives in Ann Arbor, MI.