Diana Bruk was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, and emigrated to New York at the age of five. She studied creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College, and completed a Masters in Comparative Literature (English and Russian) at the University of Oxford. She has taught English language and literature in the Czech Republic, Russia, the UK, and the top university in China.
Her essays, short stories, scholarly articles, viral content, and features have regularly appeared in the New York Times, The Paris Review, Salon, VICE, Guernica, OpenDemocracy, BuzzFeed, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, Esquire, Elle, Country Living, PopularMechanics, GoodHousekeeping, HouseBeautiful, and many more publications.
Diana’s portfolio consists of a vast and diverse body of work that includes viral listicles, news posts, personal essays, travel articles, reported pieces, and more. Her areas of expertise, however, include Russian-American relations, experimental dating, and travel culture.
TRAVEL & CULTURE
Metro Zoo in Russian Life (cover story)
Past Meets Present in Russian folk in RBTH for the New York Times
REVIEWS & INTERVIEWS
Tom Felton Reveals What Really Happened Between Him and Emma Watson on the Harry Potter Set in Seventeen
“Freedom Graffiti Art in Russia and Syria” in site95 (02.03)
Review of Mud in CMC
“To Dream or not to Dream: The Philosophical Quandary of Platonov’s ‘The Foundation Pit'” in The Birch
PRESS APPEARANCES/ARTICLES ABOUT DIANA