Hi, I'm Robert Malka.
I'm obsessed with distilling my life into lessons and moments worth sharing.
My life goal has taken me everywhere. I've co-founded a company that provides interpreting services for the Deaf in the US, Canada, and the Middle East; explored the US and Canada through 10,000 miles of train-riding to write a book on having Deaf parents (second book using my train experience forthcoming!); and am creating an Instagram community steeped in joy and optimism. I'm also interpreting my favorite rap songs into American Sign Language for kicks on YouTube! Check it out.
I'm a 2015 graduate of St. John's College, a liberal arts college where we read the Great Books of the western tradition. If you let me, I'll lecture about Nietzsche for hours. So don't be surprised at my blog, Inorganic Thoughts, where I explore any topic I find interesting.
Originally an essay, my experience is now a book! I explore the universal themes of belonging, identity, and self-connection against the backdrop of what it's like to have Deaf parents. This includes crazy stories such as interpreting for Mom's divorce lawyers (as a ten-year-old), schmoozing with foreign ministers for Mom's business, and trying to make a sign language joke funny in English.
Follow its path to publication by subscribing below! And click here to check out the Prologue. If you're an interested agent, publisher, or just curious, reach out to me!