Olga Zilberbourg

Olga Zilberbourg is the author of a short story collection published in Russia, where she was born in 1979. She received a BS in international business from the Rochester Institute of Technology and an MA in comparative literature from San Francisco State University. Her essay on Lydia Chukovskaya, a Soviet writer and poet who devoted her career to defending dissidents such as Solzhenitsyn and Sakharov, accompanies two works of Chukovskaya’s fiction. Zilberbourg is an associate editor of Narrative and lives in San Francisco.

In Our Hearts Risen

Like most androids of her generation, Annie-A was petite and sturdy-looking. She tried to make herself useful and cleaned off specks of dust from the couch in my office and fluffed the cushions. Her only ...