Literary Mama writing about the many faces of motherhood
Irena Koval

Irena Koval emigrated from the former Soviet Union as a child and — after insisting that she would never, not ever, learn to speak English — went on to obtain a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and teach literature and composition. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, three children, and two cats and is currently working on a collection of autobiographical essays.