Margarita Gokun Silver is a freelance writer, an essayist, and a novelist.
Margarita's essay collection I NAMED MY DOG PUSHKIN is forthcoming from Hachette UK/Thread in July 2021.
Margarita's writing has appeared in The New York Times, BBC, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The Forward, The Guardian, The Christian Science Monitor, Smithsonian, Vox, The Writer's Digest, Haaretz, The Tablet, Saveur, Hakai Magazine, The Jewish Journal, Ozy, Quartz, The Billfold, ExtraCrispy, and Hemispheres among others.
When she isn't writing, Margarita paints and her paintings have been published in many literary and art journals.
- Out on July 29, 2021 - I NAMED MY DOG PUSHKIN (AND OTHER IMMIGRANT TALES) - a collection of essays on how to be an immigrant and a woman in a world that often (let's be honest, pretty much most of the time) doesn't appreciate either
- Most recent bylines in Narratively - The Secret Life of Russia's Remote Freedom Fighter
- Won a Narratively contest for a story to be printed on their very first tote bag
- Interviewed by PRI's The World (at 15') www.pri.org/programs/pris-world/relief-efforts-texas-sheriff-joes-pardon-and-plastic-bags about The New York Times essay (Back-to-School Clothes, Back in the USSR)
- Latest Exhibition at Casa Sefarad, Madrid, Spain (Calle Mayor 69) - April 20 to May 25, 2017