Ian Frazier began writing for The New Yorker in 1974 and has contributed fiction, Talk of the Town, humor, and reporting pieces. His books include the humor collections "Dating Your Mom" and "Lamentations of the Father"; the historical narrative "Great Plains," which grew out of a three-part series for the magazine; and "Gone to New York: Adventures in the City." A new book, "Travels in Siberia," comes out in October; parts of it first appeared in The New Yorker.
David Remnick is the editor of The New Yorker.
Ian Frazier has been writing for The New Yorker since 1974. His most recent book is "Travels in Siberia."
David Remnick is the editor of The New Yorker. He is the author of several books, including "Lenin's Tomb," which won the Pulitzer Prize and the George Polk Award, and "The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama."
New Yorker humorist Ian Frazier describes the various hardships of travelling outdoors through swampy Siberia, including mosquitoes "like they were shot at you from a fire hose." "The food had a lot of mosquitoes in it," recalls Frazier, but "after a while you would just eat it anyway."