After stints at NBC and CBS News, George Malko became a full-time writer. Produced screen and television writing credits include Dogs of War, Luna (with Bernardo Bertolucci), Sweet Lorraine, Out Cold, Tidal Wave, and its recent mini-series remake, Killer Wave, as well as TV episodes and uncredited rewrites of several produced theatrical feature films. I have also published two novels, three non-fiction books, articles in major American magazines, and short stories in various literary journals.
Plays Geroge has written have been produced in the United States and in Europe. There have also been premieres of my translations of Anton Chekhov’s short dramatic works. Green Integer Press, Los Angeles, has published A Tragic Man Despite Himself: The Complete Short Plays of Anton Chekhov, nineteen pieces in all, six never before translated into English. In January, 2009, the Nora Theatre Company, Cambridge, MA, presented the world premiere of my new translation of The Cherry Orchard. Most recently, some of the one-acts have been produced in California and in Australia.
Fluent in Russian, French, and Italian, George has worked as a screenwriter in those and other countries. He is also recipient of a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts, as well as a Guggenheim Fellowship. In addition to teaching in the Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing, I’m a Visiting Professor of Screenwriting at the International School of Film & Television, San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba.