Maia Nikitina is a Russian-born writer based in Manchester, UK. Her work has appeared in Necessary Fiction and Manzano Mountain Review, among others, and her fiction was longlisted for the Bath Novel Award and highly commended twice for the Manchester Fiction Prize. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Manchester Metropolitan University. Maia is working on her first novel, Fugue, an autobiographical fiction about a mother and daughter, which explores memory, identity, love and the meaning of home.