Dmitry Samarov was born in Moscow, USSR, in 1970. He never set out to write anything but can’t seem to stop now. His first book, Hack—Stories from a Chicago Cab (University of Chicago Press) came out in 2011. It was followed by another taxi-related book published on a small press run by a crook. Then, after a fallow period, Samarov restarted his book-making habit in 2019 with Music to My Eyes (Tortoise Books), Soviet Stamps (Pictures&Blather), All Hack (Pictures&Blather), and Old Style (Pictures&Blather).
Samarov contributes art, film, theater, and book reviews regularly to the Chicago Reader, co-hosts That Horrorcast with Mallory Smart, and interviews interesting people at hu u no. An absurdly thorough archive of Samarov’s artwork can be found at dmitrysamarov.com. Sign up for his newsletter there. He hasn’t missed a week in years.