Nicholas Tyrras

Like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nicholas Tyrras was born in Graz, Austria. The similarity ends here, however, for while Schwarzenegger ended up in California and became a certified Republican, Tyrras ended up at UBC with a Ph.D. in Russian literature, and he has always been a principled monarchist, as may be gleaned from his work in-progress, Russki Bizness.

"The Banquet" is taken from a novel in progress, Russki Bizness, which reflects the current economic situation in Russia and examines how unscrupulous business practices in Canada and Russia can benefit certain individuals. A firm believer in socialist realism, Tyrras wishes to assure everyone that there is a happy ending: marriage, and Russian money is invested in a Russian-Japanese business venture in Vancouver (Canada Ltd.)

Appearances in Reflections on Water