Dmitri Yemets

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Dmitri Yemets
Born (1974-03-27) 27 March 1974 (age 45)

Dmitri Aleksandrovich Yemets (Russian: Дми́трий Алекса́ндрович Емец, born 27 March 1974) is a Russian author of children's and young adult fantasy literature.

He is most famous for his Tanya Grotter series and spin-offs, which he calls "a parody" or, alternatively, as "a sort of Russian answer" to Harry Potter. He has been repeatedly threatened by J.K. Rowling to be sued; however, the books still are very popular, with the first, The Magic Double Bass, selling about 100,000 copies. Despite speculation of a film version, none has been made to date, likely due to legal reasons. However, a play based on the books was performed at bookstores following the release of the ninth installation. After third book, "Tanya Grotter" stopped being a parody and became an independent book cycle.[2]

The author of cycles "Tanya Grotter", "Methodius Buslaev", "Filja Hitditch", "Space pirate Krox", "Mutants"

He once said that "The story with the legal dispute is not pleasant for me. However, I think that the fact that J.K. Rowling’s lawyers went to court implies the fact of weakness. I hope that Tanya Grotter will become stronger at court."[3]

Yemets is married with seven children. His English blog[4] provides links to English translation of some of his books.


  1. ^ Дмитрий Емец про бунт пупсиков и самый главный секрет родителей
  2. ^ "Rowling blocks Grotter release". BBC News. 3 April 2003. Retrieved 27 March 2007.
  3. ^ "Trash City: News you may have missed - March, 2003".
  4. ^ "Dmitrii Aleksandrovich Emets's Blog".

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