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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Dmitry Samarov  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1970 in Moscow, USSR


-- Website -- http://www.dmitrysamarov.com
-- Dmitry Samarov on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=dmitry+samarov


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 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.


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Titles At Your Library


Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

Reading and Art Show at Blackstone Library

, October 24th, 20126pm

Paper Machete

, October 27th3pm

The Dinner Party

, November 26th7pm