Moscow-born British author Zinovy Zinik lost his Soviet citizenship in 1975 and arrived in London via Jerusalem in 1976. Zinik has written 14 books of fiction and non-fiction in both English and Russian, dwelling on the dual existence of immigrants, religious converts and political outcasts. His recent books in English include an autobiographical tale History Thieves and a novel Sounds Familiar or The Beast of Artek. His latest novel in Russian is The Orgone Box, published this year. Zinovy is a regular contributor to the Times Literary Supplement and BBC Radio.
Zinovy Zinik will appear during The International #RivetingReads Salon on 28 April at Waterstones Piccadilly, part of the Writers of the World Unite! festival. Other guests of The International #RivetingReads Salon are Boris Akunin, Cristina Sánchez-Andrade, Diego Marani, Elif Shafak, George Szirtes, Oscar Guardiola-Rivera, Rory MacLean, Vaseem Khan and Vesna Goldsworthy.