Margarita Gokun Silver is a freelance writer, an essayist, and a novelist.
Margarita is the author of the award-winning I NAMED MY DOG PUSHKIN (AND OTHER IMMIGRANT TALES) essay collection, published by Thread, an imprint of Hachette UK. She was the runner-up in the 2022 Kellogg College (University of Oxford) Creative Writing Competition for her one-act play Tanya.
Margarita's writing has appeared in The New York Times, BBC, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, BBC, The Forward, The Guardian, The Christian Science Monitor, and Smithsonian among others. For a full list of publications please click here.
When she isn't writing, Margarita paints and her paintings have been published in many literary and art journals.
- 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
- 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)
- Exhibition at Casa Sefarad, Madrid, Spain (Calle Mayor 69) - April 20 to May 25, 2017