Portrait of Wladimir Kaminer

Wladimir Kaminer

Wladimir Kaminer is the author of Russian Disco.

Born in Moscow, Wladimir Kaminer emigrated to Berlin in the early 90s when he was 22. Russian Disco is a series of short and comic autobiographical vignettes about life among the migrants in the explosive and extraordinary multicultural atmosphere of 90s Berlin.

The stories show a wonderful, innocent, deadpan economy of style reminiscent of the great humorists. Kaminer speaks about the offbeat personal events of his own life but captures something universal about our disjointed times.