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language of expression: Ukrainian
educated at: National University of Water Management and Natural Resources, Cogeneration Faculty (TEF), Royal Institute of Technology
occupation: writer, science fiction writer
award received: Koronatsiya Slova
Maksym Ivanovych Kidruk (Ukrainian: Максим Іванович Кідрук; born 1 April 1984) is a Ukrainian travelogue and fiction writer. His professional career began in 2009 with an autobiographical novel The Mexican Chronicles, describing the journey across Mexico from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea. Since then Kidruk traveled in 29 countries and wrote eight fiction books including travelogues, adventure stories and thrillers. He is the author of the very first Ukrainian techno-thriller Bot. Most of his stories are based on real places and events which Kidruk witnessed or heard of from fellow travelers during his journeys. From 2012, he has been working solely in the techno-thriller genre.
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