David Bezmozgis is the author of Natasha and Other Stories, The Free World, The Betrayers, and Immigrant City. He has written and directed two feature films and was a screenwriter on the animated feature, Charlotte. David lives in Toronto and is the creative director of the Humber School for Writers.
In April of 2020, a friend called me from Los Angeles to tell me that Chris had killed himself. Someone had found him in his Venice apartment. We had all gone to film school together in the late 1990s—I somewhat . . .