Dmitry Samarov

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General Information

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Name: Dmitry Samarov

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction

Born: 1970 in Moscow, USSR



Photo Credit: SethAnderson

Illinois Connection

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, 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.

Published Works

  • 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)

ISBN: 0226734730
Release Date: 2011-10-01

Find on World Cat

Literary Awards

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

External Links

Dmitry Samarov on WorldCat

Dmitry Samarov on Amazon


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