About

Finding the lifeboat gets you to the island but then you have to build your world once you land. - Matt Criscuola

Fais ce que dois, advienne, que pourra.

Greetings, wanderer.

My name is Ivan. I write fiction, essays, sometimes review films and books and translate Russian short stories.

In my work, I explore contemporary and near-future problems often dissecting them from whimsical and darkly comical angles.

I love Russian literature, cinema, descriptive and stylised prose, allegories, absurd and satire, weirdo characters talking and thinking out loud, a mixture of real and surreal. These things have been influencing me a lot and perhaps some of them could be traced in my work, too. But this will be up to you to decide.

If you like the idea of reading something like I described above, … well, you know what to do.

My current focus is short fiction but you can find all my previous work on this website.

The best ways to contact me are by email (hey@ioann.xyz) or via twitter (@ioann_xyz).

If you don’t know where to start…

here are two short stories:

and two essays:

The best ways to contact me are by email (hey@ioann.xyz) or via twitter (@ioann_xyz).

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