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Dmitry Samarov

Born: 1970 in Moscow, USSR
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Dmitry has been a cab driver in Chicago for almost 20 years.

Biography: 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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Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

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


Selected Titles

Hack :
ISBN: 9780226734743 OCLC: 751695312

University of Chicago Press, Chicago : 2011.

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: 707628355

University of Chicago Press, Chicago ; ©2011.

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.

 

 

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