Zinovii Gluzberg (pen name Zinovy Zinik) was born in Moscow in 1945. He studied art and geometrical topology at Moscow University, whilst publishing theatre reviews and participating in samizdat literary circles. He left Russia in 1975 for Israel, where he directed a student theatre group, before moving to Paris for a few months, where his first novels were published in French. Since 1976 he has lived in London, writing for several magazines and newspapers including the TLS [Times Literary Supplement], the Spectator, The Listener, The Guardian and The Independent, as well as hosting a weekly radio programme, “West End”, on the BBC’s Russian Service. He is widely …
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Linaker, Tanya. "Zinovy Zinik". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 28 May 2008
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