Dmitry Kosyrev

Dmitry Kosyrev
Dmitry Kosyrev is one of Russia’s leading thriller writers. Kosyrev, who writes under the distinctive alias Master Chen, a legacy of his long-standing interest in the Far East, was born in 1955 and studied Chinese history at Moscow State University and the Nanyang University of Singapore.

Since the late 1970s he has been actively involved in the national media, writing on international politics for leading newspapers such as Pravda, Rossiiskaia gazeta and Nezavisimaia gazeta; he is a Member of the Board of the Foreign Policy Association. In addition Kosyrev has been a regular and diverse contributor to many magazines over the last 15 years, writing on wine, food, cigars and travel.

Kosyrev’s calling card as a novelist is his intimate knowledge of the Far East: for a long time his home, it provides the settings for his five thrillers novels. His latest thriller – The Pet Foal of the House of Manyakh, set in the 8th century Byzantine Empire – was published at the end of 2010. He is married with two daughters and lives in Moscow. (Source: Academia Rossica)