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A FANTASTIC FEATURE

August 20, 2013
Hello Everyone,
Just wanted to let you all know that a British publishing company, Fantastic Books Publishing, has just posted a fantastic extended feature about me. You might find some surprising things about me in it.
The link is below. (in case the link doesn’t work, I also include the feature at the end of this email.)
Also, this publishing company is running a Children’s Stories competition at the moment. You can find all the details here.  The closing date is 12th September, so there’s still plenty of time to contribute.


Boris Glikman – Underground Australian

celebrity with a mind like a planet.

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Welcome to the family Boris Glikman!

Boris Glikman is an incredible guy. He’s smart, talented and is a prolific producer of poetry and short stories. He’d need about ten blogs to cram in all his achievements so here’s the edited version, we’ve done our best…

Boris is a writer, poet and philosopher from Melbourne, Australia.  The biggest influences on his writing are dreams, Kafka, Borges and Dali. His stories, poems and non-fiction articles have been published in various e-zines and print publications. Boris has appeared a number of times on the radio, including Australian national radio, performing his poems and stories and discussing the meaning of his work. In 2008 his short story – The Clearness and the Impenetrability – was nominated for the prestigious Pushcart Prize.
Among his many talents, Boris is a mathematician and physicist of great prowess and has several mathematical proofs to his name. His network is one of pure creative talent and it’s a real pleasure to welcome him and his friends to the Fantastic Books Publishing family.
Boris has, for many years now, shared his work with the world. His beautifully envisaged story ‘the mePhone’ is a great idea but unfortunately was a little too adult for our short story competition. When we told Boris this, ever the Jedi, he promptly sent us a children’s version!
Here’s a link to the adult version of the mePhone. You’ll have to wait for the anthology before you see the children’s version.
Here’s a link to the Caterpillion, a wonderful Eric Carle-esque look at a different kind of hunger, also by Boris.
Boris continues to create today and his work has been performed live, set to music, painted about, spoken about broadcast on radio and has even been displayed for 2 months on a giant screen in Melbourne’s equivalent of Times Square called Federation Square, as well as on other screens in Melbourne’s city centre.
He has two degrees: Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Philosophy and Linguistics) and Bachelor of Science (majoring in Mathematics and Physics). Since completing his degrees, he has pursued a writing career.
Dreams are also an important source of creative inspiration to him and many of his stories originate from the scenarios and ideas in his dreams.
Boris says: “Writing for me is a spiritual activity of the highest degree. Writing gives me the conduit to a world that is unreachable by any other means, a world that is populated by Eternal Truths, Ineffable Questions and Infinite Beauty. It is my hope that these stories of mine will allow the reader to also catch a glimpse of this universe.”
Boris used to be the philosopher of a spiritual community and many of his articles were given their premiere by being read out in public programs in front of 200 or so people.
Boris says that he has two life-long ambitions: to become a child prodigy when he grows up and to change the very fabric of space-time itself.
Boris uses the image above as his profile picture. Much like some of his deeper, philosophical work, it made our collective heads hurt so we thought we’d share it with you too.
Welcome to the family Boris!
Just imagine,
Daniel and Gabi
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