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, and scholarly articles have regularly appeared in the New York Times, The Paris Review, Salon, VICE, Guernica, BuzzFeed and many other magazines. She is currently the Viral Content Editor at Hearst Digital Media, where she writes several online stories a day for all 18 of the company’s online platforms, including Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, Esquire, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Country Living, and many more.

You can follow Diana Bruk on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Selected Publications

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Searching for Nabokov’s Unreal Estate in Russian Life
A Russian Jewish American Christmas in Guernica 
No country for a Russian-American like me in Salon
 I love (and hate) dating Russian Men in Salon
Everything My Mother Taught Me About Rape Was Wrong in Redbook
An Open Letter To My Immigrant Father, Who Voted For Trump in OpenDemocracy
I Went on Vacation to Mexico with a Man I’d Never Met in MarieClaire
How I Stopped Getting Blackout Drunk in Cosmopolitan
 Inside a London Sex Party for the Sexual Elite in Cosmopolitan UK
Why I Regret Choosing to Attend Prestigious Universities in Seventeen
Stand Clear of the Closing Doors, Please in LadyGun


Why is Soviet literature missing in US universities? in The Paris Review 
What Everyone Gets Wrong About ‘Leviathan’ in Russian Life
What It’s Really Like for an American to Visit Cuba Right Now in HouseBeautiful
Metro Zoo in Russian Life (cover story)
Why do most Russian women hate feminism? in RBTH for The New York Times
You Don’t Need to Be a Bitch to Be a #BossBitch in Seventeen
Why Russians Kinda Like Vladimir Putin in VICE 
Why do Russian-Americans hate Hillary Clinton? in OpenDemocracy 
In the Army Now in The Times of Israel 
10 British Millenials Explain Why They Voted Leave Or Remain in Harper’s Bazaar
How Much Have Things Changed for Women in Technology? in Marie Claire 
Enjoy your Russian bathhouses in RBTH for the New York Times 
Past Meets Present in Russian folk in RBTH for the New York Times
To No One’s Surprise, Russia Has a Booming Black Market for Stolen Dissertations in Esquire
Country Living in Russia: An Ode To Shabby Splendor in Country Living 
Meet Zhirinovsky, the Clown Prince of Russian Politics in VICE 
Teaching American Sex to Chinese Students in Nerve


Interview with Elizabeth Wurtzel: “Nothing’s Off the Record” in BuzzFeed
Lowe and Behold: In Conversation with Rob Lowe in Redbook
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: Daniel Arsham’s ‘Reach Ruin'” in Whitewall Magazine
Review of Jurassic Park in 3D in CMC
Review of Great Gatsby in Examiner.com 
Review of Iceman in CMC
Review of Mud in CMC

Viral Content 

This Twentysomething Makes $120,000 Getting Squashed By Big, Beautiful Women in Cosmopolitan
These Love Notes Between 2 Neighbors Are The Height of Romance in Cosmopolitan
Why Everyone Slamming Taylor Swift’s Love Life Need to Stop Right Now in Seventeen
Best Boyfriend Ever Made His Girlfriend a Nimbus 2000 for Christmas in Seventeen 
Deconstructing Your Sexual Attraction to ‘Making a Murderer’s Dean Strang in Elle
This is What the Cast of “Gilmore Girls” Is Like In Real Life  in Country Living
12 Insane Photos of Wednesday’s Buffalo Snowstorm in Country Living 
Ugly Sweater Suits Are Here And They Must Be Stopped in Esquire
This Mother Sacrificed Her Own Life To Save Her Child in Womans Day 
23 Signs Your Jane Austen Addiction is Getting out of Hand in Buzzfeed
26 Types of English Majors in Buzzfeed
Which Classic Author is Your Soulmate in Buzzfeed


“To Dream or not to Dream: The Philosophical Quandary of Platonov’s ‘The Foundation Pit'” in The Birch


“The Scandalous Truth About Russian Men” by Natalia Antonova, Editor-in-Chief of Moscow News
“Reconciling Feminist Beliefs with Sexual Desires” Interview on Huffington Post Live
“What Is A Viral Content Editor?” Interview on Reynolds Journalism Institute Future Lab

One Response to About

  1. Jim says:

    You may peel your bananas correctly, but I’ll bet you eat your apples wrong. Most people go around the apple three times to bite all the meat off the core. But there is a better way that involves going around only twice. Think about it and try it, you might like it.

    I saw the article about peeling bananas on MSN. Then I checked out Delish and your website. WOW! You are a very impressive person. I’ve got to check out some of your essays. The best to you.

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