Pen Name: None
Born: 1970 in Moscow, USSR
Photo Credit: SethAnderson
Dmitry has been a cab driver in Chicago for almost 20 years.
Biographical and Professional Information
Born in the Soviet Union, Samarov moved to the United States in 1978. He studied painting and printmaking at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and has shown his work with the Chicago Tourism Center, the Bowery Gallery and Brandeis University. Samarov began blogging about his experiences as a cab driver in 2007, posting his prints and prose at chicagohack.com, an effort that culminated in the release of “Hack: Stories From a Chicago Cab” in October of last year. Samarov no longer drives a cab.
- Hack: Stories from a Chicago Cab , University of Chicago Press, 2011
Titles for Purchase and at Your Library
Hack: Stories from a Chicago Cab (Chicago Visions and Revisions)
Release Date: 2011-10-01
Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances
Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)
Reading and Art Show at Blackstone Library, October 24th, 2012—6pm
Paper Machete, October 27th—3pm
The Dinner Party, November 26th—7pm
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