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  • Published: 15 August 2002
  • ISBN: 9780091886691
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $22.99

Russian Disco




Offbeat humorous tales of gritty life on the streets of hip and sleazy Berlin. A European bestseller.

Born in Moscow, Wladimir Kaminer emigrated to Berlin in the early 90s when he was 22. Russian Disco is a series of short and comic autobiographical vignettes about life among the 'migr's in the explosive and extraordinary multi-cultural atmosphere of 90s Berlin. It's an exotic, vodka-fuelled millennial Goodbye to Berlin. The stories show a wonderful, innocent, deadpan economy of style reminiscent of the great humorists. [Several of his European editors make a comparison with current bestseller David Sedaris.] Kaminer manages to say a great deal without seeming to say much at all. He speaks about the offbeat personal events of his own life but captures something universal about our disjointed times.

  • Pub date: 15 August 2002
  • ISBN: 9780091886691
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176
  • RRP: $22.99

About the Author

Wladimir Kaminer

Born in Moscow in 1967, after studying drama and finishing his military service, he started a new life in Berlin in 1990. In Germany, Kaminer is now a renowned DJ for the infamous Russian Disco, a compulsory weekly event for young Berliners, which prompted Marie Claire to name him one of the 6 most important people in Berlin.


Praise for Russian Disco

“razor sharp prose”

Jewish Chronicle

“It's Berlin's Trainspotting, only without the drugs”

Sunday Times


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