Denis Emorine is the author of short stories, essays, poetry, and plays. He was born in 1956 in Paris and studied literature at the Sorbonne (University of Paris). He has an affective relationship with English because his mother was an English teacher. His father was of Russian ancestry. His works are translated into several languages. His theatrical output has been staged in France, Canada (Quebec), and Russia. Many of his books (stories, drama, poetry) have been published in Greece, Hungary, Romania, India, Japan, South Africa, and the USA. Writing, for Emorine, is a way of harnessing time in its incessant flight. Themes that reoccur throughout his writing include the Doppelganger, lost or shattered identity, and mythical Venice (a place that truly fascinates him). He also has a great interest in Eastern Europe.