Sasha Vasilyuk is a journalist and author of the novel Your Presence Is Mandatory, forthcoming from Bloomsbury in 2024. This debut novel is set between Hitler’s Germany and Ukraine in the decades leading up to the current war. It will be published in the U.S., Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Finland and Brazil in 2024.

Sasha's writing on Eastern Europe has been published in The New York Times, TIME, NBC, Harper’s Bazaar, BBC Radio, USA Today, The Telegraph, Los Angeles Times, and Narrative.

Sasha was born in the USSR and spent her childhood between Ukraine and Russia before immigrating to San Francisco at the age of 13. She is a graduate of Lowell High School, UC Berkeley (BA in Comparative Literature and Italian Studies), and New York University (MA in Journalism). She lives in San Francisco with her husband and two children.

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