About the Author
Nikolai Dezhnev is a novelist, a playwright, a physicist, and a specialist in international economic affairs. He worked at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization in Vienna for six years, and his first novel, International Civil Servant, was published in Russia in 1987. In Concert Performance, Dezhnev’s first work to be translated into English, was first published in Moscow in 1995 and reissued in 1997. He lives in Moscow with his wife and son, where he is at work on a new novel.