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Interview with David Hoffman, Author of The Accidental Oligarch


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What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write The Accidental Oligarch: A Ukrainian Saga?

I founded a non-profit called Internews 40 years ago, and with our partners we train journalists in more than 100 countries. Ukraine was one of the first and our longest-running program. We essentially developed the first generation of independent media in the country after independence in 1991. I’ve been impressed with Ukrainians for years. And, the timing of this book’s publishing came right at the start of the 2022 war with Russia. All proceeds from this book I am donating to Internews to help Ukrainian journalists.

What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?

Fiction. Yes!

What books are on your TBR pile right now?

Clean Hands by Patrick Hoffman, Bloodlands by Timothy Snyder, and Call Us What We Carry by Amanda Gorman.

What scene in your book was your favorite to write?

I have two favorite scenes. The Kiev zoo when they were giving away animals and the Kiev party with the French ambassador and his daughter.

Do you have any quirky writing habits? (lucky mugs, cats on laps, etc.)

I love to write in coffee shops with a good cappuccino!

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

Be honest, compassionate, and true to yourself.

If you could choose one thing for readers to remember after reading your book, what would it be?

Putin better watch out. Ukrainians have shown us for years their determination and heroism in the face of his aggression.

 

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