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Dmitry Chen is a pen name – in the honored tradition stretching from Or- well to Le Carre to Bachman – for a Russian author who has been observing and writing about Asia for more than 30 years. He has published seven novels (and some short stories), mostly spy thrillers, some of them positively medieval. His Silk Road Trilogy was immensely popular in Russia and earned him a reputation as the most foreign writer in contemporary Rus- sian literature. His rich, descriptive style and his gripping plots are further proof that fine Russian writers can write wonderful stories about anything (not just Russia).