Julie Lekstrom Himes’ First Novel

Florida Review author Julie Lekstrom Himes’ first novel, Mikhail and Margarita, is one of twenty-two books on the long list for the 2017 First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction. She won The Florida Review Editors’ Award for Fiction in 2008, and her story “Packing Boxes” was published in 33.2. Mikhail and Margarita, published by Europa Editions, chronicles a love triangle set against the backdrop of Stalinist Russia.