Nikolai Grozni was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, and educated in the United States and India. In previous incarnations, he has been a piano prodigy, jazz musician, and Buddhist monk. The author of three novels published in Bulgaria, Grozni holds an MFA from Brown University. He is married to the writer Danielle Trussoni. Turtle Feet is his first book of nonfiction.
"Skeptical and demystifying...intimate and precise."
-The New York Times Book Review
"[A] thoughtful, sharply funny memoir."
"A rare and wonderful book, unlike anything I've ever read before."
"Remarkable...I felt enlightened for having read it."
-A. J. Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically