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About meRussophile, Russophone
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Literary translator from Russian. My first novel translation - Istemi, by Alexei Nikitin - was released in March 2013 by Peter Owen Ltd. Subtly Worded, a collection of short stories by the wonderful Teffi, was released by Pushkin Press in June 2014. Two more books are forthcoming in 2016 - watch this space!

BOOKS READ IN 2016:

1) Shah of Shahs (Ryszard Kapuscinski, tr William R Brand and Katarzyna Mroczkowska-Brand)
2) The Literature Machine: Essays (Italo Calvino, tr Patrick Creagh)
3) Two Riders of the Storm (Jean Giono, tr Alan Brown)
4) The Girl on the Train (Paula Hawkins)
5) A Whole Life (Robert Seethaler, tr Charlotte Collins)
6) My Mother is a River (Donatella Di Pietrantonio, tr Franca Scurti Simpson)
7) The Fire Engine That Disappeared (Maj Sjowall and Per Sjowall, tr Joan Tate)
8) Bedouin of the London Evening: Collected Poems (Rosemary Tonks)
9) Lingo: A Language Spotter's Guide to Europe (Gaston Dorren, tr Alison Edwards)
10) A Man of Feeling (Javier Marias, tr Margaret Jull Costa)
11) Obabakoak (Bernardo Atxaga, tr Margaret Jull Costa)
12) August, October (Andrés Barba, tr Lisa Dillman)
13) Satantango (László Krasznahorkai, tr George Szirtes)
14) The King of Taksim Square (Emrah Serbes, tr Mark David Wyers)
15) Murder at the Savoy (Maj Sjowall and Per Sjowall, tr Joan Tate)
16) Panty (Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay, tr Arunava Sinha)
17) The Looking-Glass Sisters (Gohril Gabrielsen, tr John Irons)
18) Lunatics, Lovers and Poets: Twelve Stories after Cervantes and Shakespeare (by various, tr by various, edited by Daniel Hahn and Margarita Valencia)
19) Martin John (Anakana Schofield)
20) Before and During (Vladimir Sharov, tr Oliver Ready)
21) С неба упали три яблока (Наринэ Абгарян) ​
22) Вонгозеро (Яна Вагнер)
23) Вдовий пароход (И Грекова)
24) The Thief (Fuminori Nakamura, tr Stephen Coates)
25) The Abominable Man (Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, tr Thomas Teal)
26) Look Who's Back (Timur Vermes, tr Jamie Bulloch)
27) Small Is Beautiful: A Study of Economics As If People Mattered (E F Schumacher)
28) The Locked Room ((Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, tr Paul Britten Auston)
29) Love in a Fallen City (Eileen Chang, tr Karen S Kingsbury) #
30) At The Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails (Sarah Bakewell)
31) The Tokyo Zodiac Murders (Soji Shimada, tr Shika MacKenzie and John Pugmire)
32) Things Look Different in the Light and Other Stories (Medardo Fraile, tr Margaret Jull Costa)
33) Now and at the Hour of Our Death (Susana Moreira Marques, tr Julia Sanches)
34) What Belongs To You (Garth Greenwell)

BOOKS READ IN 2015:

1) The Girl With All the Gifts (M R Carey)
2) Violins of Saint-Jacques (Patrick Leigh Fermor)
3) Hunters in the Snow (D M Thomas)
4) A Concise History of the Arabs (John McHugo)
5) Tom's Midnight Garden (Philippa Pearce)
6) Odessa: City of Dreams (Charles King)
7) Птичка (Владимир Кунин)
8) The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared (Jonas Jonasson, tr Rod Bradbury)
9) White Hunger (Aki Ollikainen, tr Emily Jeremiah and Fleur Jeremiah)
10) Nothing is True and Everything is Possible: Adventures in Modern Russia (Peter Pomerantsev)
11) Signs Preceding The End Of The World (Yuri Herrera, tr Lisa Dillman)
12) My Family and Other Animals (Gerald Durrell)
13) An Englishman in Madrid (Eduardo Mendoza, tr Nick Caistor)
14) Esperanza Street (Niyati Keni)
15) The Glass Bead Game (Herman Hesse, tr Richard and Clara Winston)
16) Irène (Pierre Lemaitre, tr Frank Wynne)
17) End of Days (Jenny Erpenbeck, tr Susan Bernofsky)
18) About Time (Simona Sparaco, tr Howard Curtis)
19) The Letter for the King (Tonke Dragt, tr Laura Watkinson)
20) Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (Winifred Watson)
21) The Vegetarian (Han Kang, tr Deborah Smith)
22) I Was Jack Mortimer (Alexander Lernet-Holenia, tr Ignat Avsey)
23) Fairground Musician (Jelena Lengold, tr Celia Hawkesworth)
24) Beside the Sea (Veronique Olmi, tr Adriana Hunter)
25) The Iraqi Christ (Hassan Blasim, tr Jonathan Wright)
26) New Finnish Grammar (Diego Marani, tr Judith Landry)
27) Shakespeare: The World as a Stage (Bill Bryson)
28) The Artificial Silk Girl (Irmgard Keun, tr Kathie von Ankum)
29) The Greengage Summer (Rumer Godden)
30) The Twin (Gerbrand Bakker, tr David Colmer)
31) The Lighthouse (Alison Moore)
32) Alex (Pierre Lemaitre, tr Frank Wynne)
33) The Dragonfly Pool (Eva Ibbotson)
34) Camille (Pierre Lemaitre, tr Frank Wynne)
35) Cider with Rosie (Laurie Lee)
36) Mornings in Jenin (Susan Abulhawa)
37) The Man with the Compound Eyes (Wu Ming-Yi, tr Darryl Sterk)
38) Maybe This Time (Alois Hotschnig, tr Tess Lewis)
39) Stardust (Neil Gaiman)
40) Sarah's Kay (Tatiana de Rosnay)
41) The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Junot Diaz)
42) A Life's Music (Andrei Makine, tr Geoffrey Strachan)
43) Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky (Patrick Hamilton)
44) Зулейха открывает глаза (Гузель Яхина) ​
45) The Book Thief (Markus Zusak)
46) The Bride of Amman (Fadi Zaghmout, tr Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp)
47) Texas (Carmen Boullosa, tr Samantha Schnee)
48) The Course of Honour (Lindsey Davis)
49) The Yacoubian Building (Alaa Al Aswany, tr Humphrey Davies)
50) How the French Think: An Affectionate Portrait of an Intellectual People (Sudhir Hazareesingh)
51) The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Muriel Spark)
52) Days of Abandonment (Elena Ferrante, tr Ann Goldstein)
53) Testimony (Anita Shreve)
54) The Troubling Love (Elena Ferrante, tr Ann Goldstein)
55) From the Beast to the Blonde (Marina Warner)
56) The Girl in the Spider's Web (David Lagercrantz, tr George Goulding)
57) My Brilliant Friend (Elena Ferrante, tr Ann Goldstein)
58) The Story of a New Name (Elena Ferrante, tr Ann Goldstein)
58) Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay (Elena Ferrante, tr Ann Goldstein)
59) The Story of the Lost Child (Elena Ferrante, tr Ann Goldstein)
60) The Lost Daughter (Elena Ferrante, tr Ann Goldstein)
61) The Enchanted April (Elizabeth Von Arnim)
62) A Man of His Word (Imma Monsó, tr Maruxa Relaño, tr Martha Tennent)
63) The Crossing: My journey to the shattered heart of Syria (Samar Yazbek, tr Nashwa Gowanlock, tr Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp)
64) The Guest Cat (Takashi Hiraide, tr Eric Selland)
65) Колыбельная (Владимир Данихнов) ​
66) Victory Park (Алексей Никитин)
67) Ошибка Творца (Дарья Дезомбре) ​
68) Foreign Studies (Shusaku Endo, tr Mark Williams)
69) Catlantis (Anna Starobinets, tr Jane Bugaeva)
70) Roseanna (Maj Sjowall and Per Sjowall, tr Lois Roth)
71) Dandelion Wine (Ray Bradbury)
72) The Man Who Went Up in Smoke (Maj Sjowall and Per Sjowall, tr Joan Tate)
73) Crazy Rich Asians (Kevin Kwan)
74) The President's Hat (Antoine Laurain, tr Louise Rogers Lalaurie et al.)
75) The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (Carson McCullers)
76) Laurus (Eugene Vodolazkin, tr Lisa C Hayden)
77) The Secrets of the Wild Wood (Tonke Dragt, tr Laura Watkinson)
78) Manhattan Transfer (John Dos Passos)
79) Arab Jazz (Karim Miské, tr Sam Gordon)
80) The Man on the Balcony (Maj Sjowall and Per Sjowall, tr Alan Blair)
81) The Laughing Policeman (Maj Sjowall and Per Sjowall, tr Alan Blair)
82) Vertigo (Boileau-Narcejac, tr Geoffrey Sainsbury)

BOOKS READ IN 2014:

1) Damned (Chuck Palahniuk)
2) The Sirens of Titan (Kurt Vonnegut)
3) Bring Up the Bodies (Hilary Mantel)
4) Где-то на краю света (Татьяна Устинова) ​
5) Engineers of the Soul (Frank Westerman, tr Sam Garrett)
6) Благие намерения (Александра Маринина) ​
7) Дорога (Александра Маринина) ​
8) Ад (Александра Маринина)
9) The Life and Opinions of the Tomcat Murr (E T A Hoffmann, tr Anthea Bell)
10) Пакт (Полина Дашкова)
11) Zenith Hotel (Oscar Coop-Phane, tr Ros Schwartz)
12) Flaubert's Parrot (Julian Barnes)
13) Life After Life (Kate Atkinson)
14) Flame into Being (Anthony Burgess)
15) Butterflies in November (Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir, tr Brian FitzGibbon)
16) Under the Mountain Wall (Peter Matthiesen)
17) My Uncle Napoleon (Iraj Pezeshkzad, tr Dick Davis)
18) An Armenian Sketchbook (Vasily Grossman, tr Robert and Elizabeth Chandler)
19) Эра Милосердия (Аркадий и Георгий Вайнер) ​
20) The Way of Muri (Yuri Boyshaov, tr Amanda Love Darragh)
21) Into the Whirlwind (Evgenia Ginzberg, tr Paul Stevenson and Manya Harari)
22) Nowhere People (Paulo Scott, tr Daniel Hahn)
23) Monsignor Quixote (Graham Greene)
24) A Sentimental Journey (Viktor Shklovsky, tr Richard Sheldon)
25) The Blue Room (Hanne Ørstavik, tr Deborah Dawkin)
26) Asylum Piece (Anna Kavan)
27) Austerlitz (W G Sebald, tr Anthea Bell)
28) Blaugast (Paul Leppin, tr Cynthia A Klima)
29) Brodeck's Report (Philippe Claudel, tr John Cullen)
30) The Library at Night (Alberto Manguel)
31) The Elegance of the Hedgehog (Muriel Barbery, tr Alison Anderson)
32) Under the Tripoli Sky (Kamal Ben Hameda, tr Adriana Hunter)
33) The Buddha's Return (Gaito Gazdanov, tr Bryan Karetnyk)
34) The Plato Papers (Peter Ackroyd)
35) The Detour (Gerbrand Bakker, tr David Colmer)
36) Azazeel (Youssef Ziedan, tr Jonathan Wright)
37) Travels with Herodotus (Ryszard Kapuscinski, tr Klara Glowczewska)
38) The Good Life Elsewhere (Vladimir Lorchenkov, tr Ross Ufberg)
39) Two Serious Ladies (Jane Bowles)
40) Red Cavalry (Isaac Babel, tr Boris Dralyuk)
41) Senya Malina Tells It Like It Was (Stephan Pisakhov, tr Blackwell Boyce)
42) By Night the Mountain Burns (Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel, tr Jethro Soutar)
43) Соотношение сил (Полина Дашкова) ​
44) Khirbet Khizeh (S Yizhar, tr Nicholas de Lange and Yaacob Dweck)
45) Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar (Simon Sebag Montefiore)
46) Cat's Cradle (Kurt Vonnegut)
47) The Man Who Walked Through Walls (Marcel Aymé, tr Sophie Lewis)
48) Our Lady of the Nile (Scholastique Mukasonga, tr Melanie Mauthner)
49) The Cat Who Came In Off the Roof (Annie M.G.Schmidt, tr David Colmer)
50) Someone Else's Conflict (Alison Layland)
51) Flowers in the Attic (V C Andrews)
52) The Poisoning Angel (Jean Teulé, tr Melanie Florence)
53) Время секонд хэнд (Светлана Алексиевич) ​

BOOKS READ IN 2013:

1) Helping Verbs of the Heart (Peter Esterhazy, tr Michael Henry Heim)
2) The Emperor (Ryszard Kapuscinski, tr William R Brand and Katarzyna Mroczkowska-Brand)
3) Anatomy of Restlessness (Bruce Chatwin)
4) Women in Love (D H Lawrence)
5) Men Without Women (Ernest Hemingway)
6) Reading Like a Writer (Francine Prose)
7) Маленькая девочка из "Метрополя" (​Ludmilla Petrushevskaya)
8) The Thirty-Nine Steps (John Buchan)
9) The Wisdom of Father Brown (G K Chesterton)
10) A Long Way Gone (Ishmael Beah)
11) Winter in Madrid (C J Sansom)
12) Авантюрный роман (Тэффи)
13) Рубашка (Евгений Гришковец) ​
14) Catch 22 (Joseph Heller)
15) Traveller of the Century (Andres Neumann, tr Nick Caistor and Lorenza Garcia)
16) Протяжение точки (Андрей Балдин) ​
17) The War of the Worlds (H G Wells)
18) The Wasp Factory (Iain Banks)
19) Black Vodka (Deborah Levy)
20) All Dogs are Blue (Rodrigo de Souza Leao, tr Zoe Perry and Stefan Tobler)
21) Воспоминания (Тэффи)
22) Quesadillas (Juan Pablo Villalobos, tr Ros Harvey)
23) The Spectre of Alexander Wolf (Gaito Gazdanov, tr Bryan Karetnyk)
24) Dubrovsky (Alexander Pushkin, tr Robert Chandler)
25) Bend Sinister (Vladimir Nabokov)
26) The Siege of Krishnapur (J G Farrell)
27) The Thirteenth Tribe (Arthur Koestler)
28) She Loves Me (Peter Esterhazy, tr Judith Sollosy)
29) Russian Gypsy Tales (tr James Riordan)
30) Mr Darwin's Gardener (Kristina Carlson, tr Emily and Fleur Jeremiah)
31) Chasing the King of Hearts (Hanna Krall, tr Philip Boehm)
32) Шампанское с желчью (Фридрих Горенштейн) ​
33) The Best British Short Stories 2011 (ed Nicholas Royle)
34) Fanny von Arnstein: Daughter of the Enlightenment (Hilde Spiel, tr Christine Shuttleworth)
35) Lolly Willowes (Sylvia Townsend Warner)
36) Double Negative (Ivan Vladislavic)
37) Ivan the Fool: Russian Folk Belief (Andrei Sinyavsky, tr Joanne Turnbull)
38) Последний сон разума (Дмитрий Липскеров) ​
39) The Dead Lake (Hamid Ismailov, tr Andrew Bromfield)
40) Moscow Tales (ed & tr Sasha Dugdale)
41) Paradises (Iosi Havilio, tr Beth Fowler)
42) Watercolour Sky (William Riviere)

About my libraryMy library shows a strong slant toward things Russian.

BOOKS THAT I WANT (now that I'm a poor freelancer and can only dream of what I want rather than buying what I want)

Particles in Colloquial Russian, by A N Vasilyeva

Red Spectres: Russian 20th-century Gothic-fantastic Tales, edited and translated by Muireann Maguire

The Worlds of Russian Village Women: Tradition, Transgression, Compromise, by Laura J Olson and Svetlana Adonyeva

If This be Treason: Translation and Its Dyscontents, a Memoir, by Gregory Rabassa

Marketa Lazarova, by Vladislav Vancura - to be published by Twisted Spoon in March 2013

My First Wife, by Jakob Wassermann

Forgotten Land: Journeys Among the Ghosts of East Prussia, by Max Egremont

Restless Nights: Selected Stories of Dino Buzzati

Seven Houses in France, by Bernardo Atxaga

The Elephant, by Slawomir Mrozek

Blooms of Darkness, by Aharon Appelfeld

Anton Chekhov: A Life in Letters

Ryszard Kapuscinski: A Life

The Life of Avvakum

Wolf among wolves, by Hans Fallada

The Drinker, by Hans Fallada

Every man dies alone, by Hans Fallada

The Collected Stories of Heinrich Boll

Apricot Jam and Other Stories, by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media, by Noam Chomsky

The Other Russia: The Experience of Exile, by Michael Glenny and Norman Stone

Anton Chekhov: A Life, by Donald Rayfield

Under the Glacier, by Halldor Laxness

The Jews of Khazaria, by Kevin Alan Brook

The New Russian Poets, edited by George Reavey

Dreiser's Russian Diary

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Favorite authorsМаксим Осипов, Jorge Luis Borges, Italo Calvino, Elias Canetti, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Patrick Hamilton, Bohumil Hrabal, Franz Kafka, Tadeusz Konwicki, Javier Marías, Carson McCullers, Imma Monsó, Vladimir Nabokov, Vasko Popa, D. M. Thomas (Shared favorites)

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Member sinceFeb 8, 2008

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