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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.


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

Selected Titles At Your Library

Hack :
ISBN: 9780226734743. OCLC Number: 751695312

University of Chicago Press,. .

Cabdrivers and their yellow taxis are as much a part of the cityscape as the high-rise buildings and the subway. We hail them without thought after a wearying day at the office or an exuberant night on the town. And, undoubtedly, taxi drivers have stories to tell-of farcical local politics, of colorful passengers, of changing neighborhoods and clandestine shortcuts. No one knows a city's streets-and thus its heart-better than its cabdrivers. And from behind the wheel of his taxi, Dmitry Samarov has seen more of Chicago than most Chicagoans will hope to experience in a lifetime. An a.

Hack stories from a Chicago cab /
ISBN: 0226734730. OCLC Number: 707628355

University of Chicago Press,. .

Cabdrivers and their yellow taxis are as much a part of the cityscape as the high-rise buildings and the subway. Undoubtedly, taxi drivers have stories to tell--of farcical local politics, of colorful passengers, of changing neighborhoods, and clandestine shortcuts. From behind the wheel of his taxi, Samarov has seen more of Chicago than most Chicagoans will hope to experience in a lifetime.