||Valery Khazin was born in a small town near Nizhny Novgorod, Russia in 1964. After his graduation from the Nizhny Novgorod State University in 1986, he worked as a school teacher of the Russian language, then taught Russian Literature and Comparative Analysis at the above University from 1989 to 1991. During the "transition time", he changed a number of jobs, such as a worker, copywriter, free-lanced translator, co-editor of a business weekly, CEO of an advertising agency, PR consultant, speechwriter and coach etc.
In 1995 in collaboration with Kirill Kobrin he published a book of short stories The Real Adventures in the Imaginary Lands (Decom Publishing, Nizhny Novgorod).
Since 1985 his stories, short novels and essays have been published by literary magazines of Nizhny Novgorod, St.-Petersburg and Moscow, as well as by Russian-Israeli 'Dialogue' almanac and by 'Cardinal Points' journal in New York.
In 2009 he published two volumes of prose comprising short novels, stories and essays: The Pipe and Its Glossary, and the Nine Evenings and Another One Evening, (Litera Publishing Ltd., Nizhny Novgorod). The books were nominated for a literary award "NOS" (New Literature) by Michael Prokhorov's Charitable fund in 2010.
He was also twice among the Belkin's Prize nominees established by the EXMO-PRESS Publishing and the "Znamya" literary monthly "for the best Russian short novel of the year", namely for The Telegon's Catalogues in 2004, and for The Pipe in 2009.
Valery Khazin lives in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.