Andrey Selin was born in Kherson, in 1964. He graduated from the Music Conservatory in Odessa. He works at the Odessa Opera Theater and at the Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra as a concertmaster of double basses. He is the author of a book of poems Windows, and his poems are regularly published in Russian-language periodicals and on the Internet.
In this collection of 34 short stories, author Alexis Levitin, travel set in hand, takes the reader on a journey across several continents – and even into space – exploring the joys of chess and its effect on the lives of those who play.
In this collection, Andrey Kneller has woven together his own poems with his translations of one of the most recognized and celebrated contemporary Russian poets, Vera Pavlova.