Straitjackets and Lunch Money signings
Berkeley Books Inc., 1491 Shattuck Ave. in conversation with Berkeleyside and Cityside co-founder Frances Dinkelspiel. October 3 at 7 p.m.
San Francisco Telegraph Hill Books, 1501 Grant Ave. in conversation with award winning author and book coach Dallas Woodburn. October 7 at 6 p.m.
San Luis Obispo Central Coast Writers Conference, October 14 San Luis Obispo Public Library, 995 Palm Street, in conversation with young adult author Mark Parsons. October 21 at 2 p.m. If you are local and still want to get free parking be sure to register here.
From Chernobyl with Love was awarded the Eric Hoffer Book Award for Academic Press. Chernobyl was on the Bookable Space podcast. Exiled was featured in Alta Journal’s 13 books to read for March. Exiled was also featured on the Bookshop Podcast. Katya was featured in the 2023 Bay Area Book Festival roundup, Santa Barbara News-Press and on KCLU.
Katya reported on the difficulty of writing about the war in Ukraine for LitHub.
She was profiled in Alta Magazine after winning a Society for Features Journalism Excellence-in-Features Award.
She was asked to recommend five memoirs about deep topics that won’t depress you for Shepherd.com.
Katya was interviewed for California Sun’s popular “5 questions with …”
Los Angeles Public Library and San Francisco Public Library both featured talks by Katya. The Ukrainian Institute of America included Katya in their virtual book presentation book series. She spoke with author Joan Steinau Lester about memoir writing and author Sieu Sean Do about refugees for U.C. Berkeley Extension.
Foreword Reviews gave Chernobyl 5 stars and named it Book of the Day for Nov. 13, 2019. Chernobyl was reviewed by Shelf Awareness and Kirkus review. NPR affiliate KRCB Northern California Public Media highlighted it in their 2019 roundup. Chernobyl was also featured on KVEC.
Literary Hub published Katya’s essay on how the reality of post-chernobyl life was way more complicated than a TV show. Additional reviews and coverage in UAinFocus and KCBX. If you want to read other books about life abroad try some of the titles on this The Rumpus What to Read When list.
Read the Foreign Policy Magazine review of “Exiled: From the Killing Fields of Cambodia to California and Back” published in the Fall 2018 issue and listen to Katya talk about Exiled on KQED, the most listened to NPR station in the U.S. Katya was also the keynote speaker at the Khmer Parent Association’s annual conference and featured on Khmer TV.