Attila Ambrus (the "Whiskey Robber") is now out of prison. I was with him in Hungary Feb 1, 2012, the day after his release. (The video of his leaving the prison is on the book website.) He is currently working as a ceramicist and living outside Budapest, where he is making pottery and news on a regular basis.
The book also exists as a digital audio cabaret, which can be purchased here. The performance stars Eric Bogosian, Gary Shteyngart, Demetri Martin, Jonathan Ames, Tommy Ramone and others.
The book was the winner of (now defunct) Borders "Original Voices" Book of the Year, a finalist for the 2005 Edgar Allan Poe Award and a finalist for the Anthony Award. The audio cabaret was a finalist for the 2007 Audie Award for Best Audio Book.
My other work can be found at my personal website, which also has links to other media about the book and my work from other publications, including the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, Travel + Leisure and others.
There is also a dedicated site for the book, which includes links to songs that bands around the world have written about Attila, as well as the song I wrote in his voice, and performed at festivals:
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Ballad of the Whiskey Robber
- By: Julian Rubinstein
- Narrated by: Eric Bogosian, Demetri Martin, Tommy Ramone, and others
- Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
Ballad of the Whiskey Robber tells the hilarious and improbable true story of Attila Ambrus, the Robin Hood of Eastern Europe....
- By Randall on 07-22-07
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Regular price: $17.09