News and Events

NEWS:

Discount: The King of FU is available for purchase on Amazon for only $2.99 on Kindle and FREE if you have Kindle Unlimited:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D2YYL6S

  • If you don’t know what it is about you can find more info here: http://kingoffu.online/
  • If you don’t have access to Kindle, please contact me about getting the book in PDF
  • If you have already read it and (hopefully) enjoyed it, we’d greatly appreciate it if you took a moment to review it on Amazon and Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42203127-the-king-of-fu

The Babushka Society

  • Nikita and I recently created a Radio Drama in collaboration with the podcast She’s In Russia. You can listen to it here:

https://soundcloud.com/shes-in-russia/73-the-babushka-society

UPCOMING EVENTS:

*November 30th @ 6:00 PM – Reading at the British Book Centre

  • Nikita and I will be at the British Book Centre in Saint Petersburg, Russia. We will be talking about our current projects as well as presenting and reading from The King of FU. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. FREE event, but you need to register here:

https://british-book-centre.timepad.ru/event/832645/

 7-Ya Krasnoarmeyskaya Ulitsa, 30, Sankt-Peterburg, 190005

*December 2nd @ 4:00 PM – The King of FU Book release at Mayakovskogo Library

  • Nikita and I will be at Mayakovskogo Library in Saint Petersburg, Russia to present our debut novella The King of FU. FREE event, no registration required. Books will be available for purchase.

 Fontanka river embankment, 44, Sankt-Peterburg, 191025

The Babushka Society | Radio Drama

 

The Babushka Society!

 

Last month we worked with She’s in Russia, a podcast based out of Saint Petersburg to create a Radio-Drama rendition of The Babushka Society. Written by me, artwork by Nikita Klimov and featuring my brother Elliot as BABA YAGA.

What exactly would happen if you ran into Baba Yaga in present day St. Petersburg? Come along with B and N on their adventure through the city.


*LISTEN NOW*


 

Being an American Expat in Russia

I have been writing articles about life in Russia for Russia Beyond over the past few months, so I thought I’d leave them here for anyone who is interested:


Why Russians and Americans Are NOT that different

“The U.S. president is a bombastic, overweight businessman. Russia’s president is a lean and tough looking former intelligence officer who allows himself to be photographed shirtless. The preposterous manner how media portray these two leaders have fueled misconceptions that are ubiquitous among the people of both countries.”

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Three Insane Conversations I’ve had with my Russian Girlfriend

“I don’t need your opinion!”
“Then why ask for it?”
She gave me a look that sends me back to my childhood, when the whole world was a mystery and I was the only one who seemed to know nothing. She looked, and she said, “I don’t need your opinion, I need you to reaffirm my opinion.”

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Lost in Translation: Why one American Writer Often Feels like a Dog in Russia

“They were yelling all sorts of things in Russian that I couldn’t hear through the blood in my ears. There were any number of wonderful things that I might have said, like “Hey! stop! What are you doing? What is going on! We aren’t criminals! I am a dog! I am a dog!” but I was at a loss for words.”

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How Russians Changed my Life

” I knew I must know something interesting. I must. I knew philosophy and literature and I genuinely enjoy 80s music. But, I couldn’t find anything to say. As I searched, I realized there was nothing to find; that I’d put it away somewhere. I’d put it away in some dark closet filled with the birthdays of unlikeable cousins and every math class I’d ever taken. Worse still, as I explored, I found that I’d been replacing all of those thoughts with new ones; chic ones, ready-made IKEA-style thoughts about How I Met Your Mother and the names of every Marvel character’s alter ego.”

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Three Reasons You’re Not Funny in Russia

“Russians smile. Russians smile quite often, some smile big, some are all lips about it, some have an adorable gap between their front two teeth that they are sometimes embarrassed about, and sometimes see as a point of pride. Russians also laugh. They laugh quite loud and sometimes it is a bit annoying, sometimes it is infectious, and sometimes it fills a room.”

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Three Things you Should Worry About in Russia

“If you’re coming to Russia, bring small bills and hold onto your change. For two years I’ve been in a passive aggressive war with the woman who runs the shop down the road because once I paid for beer with a 5,000 RUB note.
She remembers, always.”

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