A good time had by all. Booze included.
Thinker, Writer, Parent
I was born in Buenos Aires 1957, moved to U.S.A in 1965 and grew up in a house where Russian, French, German and English were all spoken, with the occasional flash of Italian.
I have always loved to learn. I went to graduate school at Harvard, I studied three times the amount of courses than was usual, including astronomy, astrophysics, political history, social science, Japan, China and the civilisation of Islam. My main love was English, French and Russian literature. I have been honoured with a Fellowship in Literature from the National Endowment of the Arts of the USA.
I am a full time writer of fiction, poetry and non-fiction. I wrote 'Late in the 20th' a trilogy which covers themes from racism, sexism, an alienating global society, and the role of the artist. I blog on everything from cultural history, to organised crime, to the cosmos. I have translated four of Chekhov's key plays. I have lectured on Proust, Plato, Socrates, John Stuart Mill and Tolstoy. I've written for a Hollywood film project (when I met Laurence Olivier, no less).
My mother was born in Poland in 1919, my father in Siberia in 1918, our family's history spans revolutions, civil wars, Nazis, Soviet hostility and contains its fair share of drama, rescue and improbable events. I'm particularly keen on the nature of family life, and the idea of how we raise healthy, happy people, and I think the place to begin is with children.
A trilogy of books that I wrote whilst as Harvard, entitled 'Late in the 20th'.
Come de-construct, debate and discuss the legend of Steve Jobs.