begrudgingly writes for a living, although sometimes he’d prefer just to read. When he was a child, John asked his mother to promise that he would never go to Bosnia, so it was somewhat of a surprise when he went to live in Mostar in his mid 20s. Now living in Prague, John is the author of An Illustrated History of Slavic Misery, a love letter to the good and great of Slavic history. You can pre-order this tome by visiting anillustratedhistoryofslavicmisery.wordpress.com, or by mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. John is a fan of good handwriting and darts.