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About meRussophile, Russophone
A bit nomadic
Writerly, Poetly, Readerly
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 will be released by Pushkin Press in June 2014.


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)


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) ​


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

The Twin, by Gerbrand Bakker

About Time, by Simona Sparaco

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

Groups40-Something Library Thingers, And Other Stories, Cornwall & Devon Booklovers, Dalkey Archive, Facebook Users, Fans of Russian authors, In Translation, It's a LondonThing, Literary Snobs, Literature of Georgia (Sakartvelo)show all groups

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


Favorite bookstoresBiblio-Globus (БИБЛИО-ГЛОБУС, Торговый Дом)

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Member sinceFeb 8, 2008

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