Journalist Irina Aleksander, today’s HENRY feature, emigrated from Russia to Brooklyn when she was a kid. Her history drew her to the fiction of author David Bezmozgis, whose own childhood move from Latvia to Canada influenced his collection Natasha: And Other Stories.
This morning Aleksander reads from the title piece of Natasha: And Other Stories. Fittingly, the tale was initially printed in Harper’s, a publication for which Aleksander is now at work on her first long-form article. Her reporting also appears in The New York Times and The Atlantic, and in a nod to the sartorial goings on about town at New York Fashion Week, Aleksander matches her dress to every writer’s most invaluable accessory: her book.