Andrei Rubanov, journalist by profession, became known to the Russian readership in 2006, when in one of the major time-out magazines Afisha there appeared a review on his first self-published semi-autobiographical novel DO TIME, GET TIME, about self-perfection in prison. Within a week after this review he received the offers from all the best Russian publishers. In two months the novel was short-listed for the National Bestseller prize. An established master of realistic fiction, mostly based on true stories, Rubanov is the author of seven published books, including the bestselling anti-utopia CHLOROPHILIA. Andrei lives in Moscow and runs his own small business.