Pavel Lembersky was born in Odessa, Ukraine, and came to the United States in 1977. He graduated from The University of California at Berkeley with a degree in comparative literature, did graduate work in film at San Francisco State University, and worked on film projects with Jonathan Demme and Spalding Gray, among others. He writes his short stories primarily in Russian and his screenplays primaily in English. His two collections of prose, River #7 (New York, 2000)and The City Of Vanishing Spaces (Tver, 2002) are available in paperback, and his work appeared in The Anthology of Short Stories (ACT, Moscow, 2000). His short stories have been translated into English, German, and Finnish and have appeared in literary magazines in Moscow, New York, Munich, Jerusalem and Helsinki. The German translation of Fluss #7 (Frankfurter Verlagsanstalt, 2003) was featured at the 2003 Frankfurt Book Fair. He co-hosts a nightly radio talk show in New York where he reads his short stories to Russian listeners in the Tri-State area.