John Kolchak is a Russian-born American novelist, screenwriter and poet. He is the author of “Haymarket Square” – a novel-in-verse about post-Soviet Russia which made New York Times columnist and culture critic Cintra Wilson christen him as “one of a dying breed … a thought criminal after your own heart.” “Haymarket Square” was listed as one of The Guardian’s best reader recommended self-published books.

“Next Year in Jerusalem” is a fictional account of the gospel story and is a tale about the rise of Christianity as it parallels the ascent of the brutal Islamist movements of today.

He is also the author of “The Man in the Brown Suit” – a series of interconnected poems about the nature of memory and the immigrant experience which forms a prelude to his current novel in progress, “The Eternal Return”.

He lives in Los Angeles.