David Bezmozgis was born in Riga, Latvia, in 1973. His first book, Natasha and Other Stories, won a regional Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and was a 2004 New York Times Book Review Notable Book. He has been a Radcliffe Fellow, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Fellow at the New York Public Library.

In 2010, he was named one of The New Yorker's “20 Under 40.”

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This outstanding novel not only shows Bezmozgis at the top of his form, but also definitively establishes him as one of the foremost writers of his generation.

Ben Fountain
on The Betrayers

A remarkable, ebullient, tough-minded novel.

remarkable, ebullient, tough-minded novel,
The Boston Globe on The Betrayers

Self-assured, elegant, and perceptive...

Adam Langer
The New York Times on The Free World

An authority one usually finds only in more seasoned writers.

Meghan O’Rourke
The New York Times Book Review on Natasha and Other Stories