John Castellucci

John Castellucci is a freelance writer who lives in Rhode Island. He studied Russian at Columbia College and Harvard University, then spent 30 years working as a newspaper reporter, 22 of them at the Providence Journal. A friend in Moscow, curious how an American reporter would react to the stories Sergei Dovlatov wrote for Soviet Estonia, introduced him to Dovlatov, recommending that he read the collection Kompromiss.


Kolyma, Empires and Chernobyl (July/August 2018)
Dovlatov in America (March/April 2017)

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