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This biography of a living person does not include any references or sources. Please help by adding reliable sources. Contentious material about living people that is un-sourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediately. (July 2010) Dmitry A. Glukhovsky Dmitry Glukhovsky (2011) Born June 12, 1979 (1979-06-12) (age 32) Occupation Writer, Journalist Nationality Russian Genres Sci-fi, Magic realism, Dystopia Notable work(s) Metro 2033 Influences Jorge Luis Borges, Gabriel García Márquez, Julio Cortázar, Boris Vian, Franz Kafka, Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, Victor Pelevin Dmitry A. Glukhovsky (Russian: Дмитрий Глуховский, born on June 12, 1979) is a professional Russian author and journalist. Glukhovsky started in 2002 by publishing his first novel, Metro 2033, on his own website to be viewed for free. The novel has later become an interactive experiment, drawing in many readers, and has since been made into a video game for the Xbox 360 console and PC. Glukhovsky is known in Russia for his novels Metro 2033 and "It's Getting Darker". He is also an author of a series of satirical "Stories of Motherland" criticizing today's Russia. As a journalist, Dmitry Glukhovsky has worked for EuroNews TV in France, Deutsche Welle, and RT. In 2008-2009 he worked as a radio host of a Mayak Radio Station. He writes columns for Harper’s Bazaar, l’Officiel and Playboy. He has lived in Israel, Germany and France and speaks English, French, German, Hebrew and Spanish as well as his native Russian. Contents 1 Books 1.1 Metro 2033 1.2 Metro 2034 1.3 It's Getting Darker 2 References 3 External links Books Metro 2033 Metro 2033 tells the story of a young man named Artyom who goes a long way to save his world from mortal danger. The book describes the consequences of an atomic war. Its only survivors strive for existence in the mazes of the Moscow subway (Metro) some two decades after the nuclear Holocaust. Formally a sci-fi novel, Metro 2033 describes a dystopia, in which Russia’s present-day society is superficially analyzed and described. It also critically examines communism in the former Soviet Union and the rise of fascism in modern Russia. It first appeared online in 2002 and has later become an interactive experiment, drawing in thousands of readers from around Russia. In 2005 it was printed by an established publisher and has become a nationwide bestseller. In 2007, Glukhovsky was awarded the Encouragement Award of the European Science Fiction Society in the prestigious Eurocon contest in Copenhagen for his novel Metro-2033. By 2009, over 400.000 copies of Metro 2033 have been sold in Russia alone. Online readers are five times as numerous. Foreign book rights have been sold to more than 20 countries. A first person shooter video game Metro 2033, developed by 4A Games and published by THQ was released worldwide in March 2010 for PC and Xbox 360 platforms. Currently, Glukhovsky is negotiating with Hollywood-based studios and producers to sell the film rights.[citation needed] Metro 2034 Metro 2034, an indirect sequel to Metro 2033, has sold some 300,000 copies in just 6 months, making it Russia’s biggest local bestseller in 2009. The book has also been published online for free on Metro 2034 Official Web Site, where over a million visitors have read the text. Glukhovsky has turned a book into an art-project, inviting famous Russian electronic performer Dolphin to write an original soundtrack for the novel, while artist Anton Gretchko worked on the oil-painted images gallery. It's Getting Darker The novel "It’s getting darker" was published in 2007. It is a dark tale of the translator Dmitry who gets the order for a dozen pages cut out of what seems to be a several centuries old Spanish book. He discovers that the book is a journal of an expedition of Conquistadors dating back to the 16th century. Dmitry is reading this story chapter by chapter, collecting the full translation at home. Finally the story starts penetrating his reality and threatening his life. "It's Getting Darker" was also an on-line experiment as Dmitry Glukhovsky was publishing it chapter by chapter in his blog. References External links Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Dmitry Glukhovsky Metro 2033 Official Web Site (Russian) Metro 2033 page on Orion (English) Metro 2033: The Last Refuge - info on the game (English) Metro 2034 Official Web Site (Russian) Dmitry Glukhovsky's blog Nibbe&Wiedling Literary Agency Interview with Glukhovsky (Spanish and English) Interview for Cosmopolitan Russia Interview for Komsomolskaya Pravda (Russian) Article in Russian Newsweek (Russian) Persondata Name Glukhovsky, Dmitry Alternative names Short description Date of birth June 12, 1979 Place of birth Date of death Place of death v · d · ePeople from Russia Leaders & Religious Pre-1168 · 1168–1917 · 1922–1991 · 1991–present · RSFSR leaders · General secretaries · Soviet premiers (1st deputies) · Soviet heads of state (and their spouses) · Prime ministers (1st deputies) · Foreign ministers · Prosecutors general · Metropolitans and patriarchs · Saints Military & Explorers Field marshals · Soviet marshals · Admirals · Aviators · Cosmonauts Scientists & Inventors Aerospace engineers · Astronomers and astrophysicists · Biologists · Chemists · Earth scientists · Electrical engineers · IT developers · Linguists and philologists · Mathematicians · Naval engineers · Physicians and psychologists · Physicists · Weaponry makers Artists & Writers Architects · Ballet dancers · Composers · Opera singers · Novelists · Philosophers · Playwrights · Poets Sportspeople Chess players