Borys Fynkelshteyn is a Ukrainian writer and member of the Union of Ukrainian Writers. His work has been published in 15 languages in 17 countries. O Venice! is his 29th literary work. The recipient of many awards, prizes and national honours, Fynkelshteyn sources material for his work from his own long and varied biography. Literature is not his sole concern. In the past he spent a great deal of time working in the oil and gas industry, in finance and in banking. A Doctor of Economics, he has a considerable number of scientific publications to his name. He is now permanently based in Barcelona.