Alexander Ermak is a journalist, writer and playwright; author of short stories, novels, plays and nonfiction. He was born in Novosibirsk. Studied journalism at Lomonosov Moscow State University. Lives and works in Moscow.
Finalist of A. Barsukov's Short Story Contest and the Premiere International Playwrighting Contest. Award-winner of the playwrighting contests From the Web onto the Stage and Personality.
Ермак Александр Николаевич родился в Новосибирске. Окончил факультет журналистики МГУ им. Ломоносова и «Комсомольскую правду». Прозаик и драматург. Финалист конкурса коротких рассказов им. А.Барсукова и международного драматургического конкурса «Премьера». Победитель драматургических конкурсов «Из интернета на сцену» и «Человек».
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Alexander Ermak is a journalist, writer and playwright; author of short stories, novels, plays and nonfiction. Finalist of A. Barsukov's Short Story Contest and the "Premiere" International Playwrighting Contest . Award-winner of the playwrighting contests "From the Web onto the Stage" and "Personality".
• Have any other authors influenced your writing style?
Of course, there are a number of authors that influenced me. Russian writers is, first of all: M. Lermontov, A. Chekhov, Ilya Ehrenburg, from overseas: K. Vonnegut, G. Meyrink, S. Beckett...
Few housewives would encounter so many adventures within just a single day: kidnapping and rescue, seduction and fear, chases and shoot-outs on the ground and dogfights in the air. Yet the heroine breaks out of every predicament with her head held high, her body intact, her honour unsullied, as is the reader's expectation of quality light-hearted entertainment where the author's paradoxical sense of humour keeps turning the situation on its head, sometimes literally.