Dmitry Berger

Biography

Dmitry Berger is not really a writer. Come to think of it, he is not much of anything, despite a long array of various jobs and experience he has had.
After twenty-seven years in the USSR, he traded all the excitement of perestroika for the calm suburbs of Ottawa, Canada, where he continues to expand his raging interest in every bit of what is life: from quantum physics to kinky sex, from soccer tactic to American political circus, from the inner workings of our brains to slow roasting back ribs, in order to cram it all into his writings and music.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a rather bizarre universe called the Soviet Union, where written words on any, however frivolous subject were taken exceedingly seriously, while the life on the individual who wrote them was remarkably expendable.
As a result, it is sometimes difficult to write just for fun, without stuffing it with something unnecessary meaningful. Like I did with this answer.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The Three Little Pigs. It stressed the importance of building codes and suggested that a supposedly good guy still can indulge in animal cruelty with moral impunity. Lesson learned.
Read more of this interview.

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Books

Дума про Волю
By Dmitry Berger
You set the price! Words: 99,100. Language: Russian. Published: October 29, 2013. Category: Fiction
Книга, основанная на исторических событиях, связанных с жизнью анархиста Нестора Махно, возглавившего в годы Русской революции и Гражданской войны массовое либертарное движение, которое создало действенную политическую и военную альтернативу как левыми, так и правым сторонникам централизованного государства: либералам, националистам, белым и большевикам, тем самым изменив ход истории.
Ballad of Liberty
By Dmitry Berger
You set the price! Words: 111,390. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2013. Category: Fiction
Based on historical events related to the life of anarchist Nestor Makhno, who, during the Russian Revolution and Civil War, headed a widespread libertarian movement, providing an effective political and military alternative to the left and right-wing supporters of centralized state: liberals, nationalists, the Whites, and the Bolsheviks, changing the course of history.
There are no Fools in Early April
By Dmitry Berger
You set the price! Words: 4,150. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2013. Category: Fiction
An April Fool’s Day prank that has gone horribly… right?
Abnormal Goings-on
By Dmitry Berger
Price: Free! Words: 2,570. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2013. Category: Screenplays
A parody on the very concept of paranormal as imagined in the movies always unfairly biased against the paranormal side.
Trivial Revelations for Everyday
By Dmitry Berger
You set the price! Words: 108,450. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2012. Category: Fiction
A provocative journey through the suburban North American social landscape in the late 1990-s and yearly 2000-s, to discover new diverse mores and new diverse faces of the post-high-tech-boom cosmopolitan society. Or maybe it is just an age-old search for love and understanding.
Four Stories About Death: A Sage, a Monk, a Ballerina and a Tyrant
By Dmitry Berger
You set the price! Words: 30,090. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2012. Category: Fiction
This artistic meditation on death is derived from the factual historic material. It shows death as a reflection of one’s life.
To Kill The Void
By Dmitry Berger
You set the price! Words: 9,850. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012. Category: Screenplays
Does the rat-race lifestyle make you feel drained and long for peaceful solitude to get away from it all? Do you think that in peace and quiet you can finally find that inner voice lost long time ago? You may get just what you wish for! Except your inner voice may have a different tone and what it says may be not the truth you are ready to face. This is a story of a man who took this plunge.
The Awakened Beauty or Penelope’s Odyssey
By Dmitry Berger
You set the price! Words: 28,930. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2012. Category: Plays
After she is awakened by a true love’s kiss, Sleeping Beauty finds out that being married to her “charming” Prince is a far cry from a fairy tale ending. Rejected by her man, she seeks love by embarking on a turbulent journey of self-discovery in this distinctive combination of high drama, comedy and utter lewdness, as the Great Bard would probably do in a play for a cultured audience of 18+.

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